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- Pseudophoraspis Kirby, 1903: 275; Kirby 1904: 119; Shelford 1910: 12; Hanitsch 1915: 72; Princis 1958: 65; Princis 1967: 660; Anisyutkin 1999: 444; Anisyutkin 2005: 40.
Epilampra nebulosa Burmeister, 1838
Coloration brownish yellow, glossy and finely granulose (Figs 1–14). Pronotum smooth, broad and rhomboidal, completely covering vertex, anterior margin curved and posterior margin obtusely produced (Figs 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13). Tegmina and wings in both sexes fully developed, entirely covering abdomen, apices rounded or posterior margin emarginate in the middle (Figs 1-14). Pulvillus and arolium present; tarsal claws symmetrical and unspecialized. Supra-anal plate and hypandrium nearly symmetrical, posterior margin emarginate near the middle except in Pseudophoraspis fruhstorferi Shelford (Figs 15, 17, 23, 25, 30, 32, 39, 41, 49, 51, 59, 61). Sclerite L2d of male genitalia with well-developed apical outgrowth (Figs 34, 35, 43, 44, 53, 54, 63) except in Pseudophoraspis fruhstorferi (Fig. 19) and Pseudophoraspis tramlapensis (Fig. 27).
Females usually shorter and wider than males, more convex, with smaller and widely separated eyes; pronotum larger. Tegmina and wings more or less shorter than in males (Figs 3–4).
According to original descriptions and examined specimens kept in Collection of College of Plant Protection, Southwest University (SWU) and the Entomological Museum of Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University (NWAFU), we subdivide this genus into two species groups: the fruhstorferi group and the gorochovi group. There are two types of pronotum in this genus: the pronotum of the fruhstorferi group is smooth and without any punctures, while in the gorochovi group, the pronotum is scattered with punctures and has two crescent depressions on disc.
The gorochovi group is similar to Stictolampra Hanitsch for the scattered punctures of the pronotum, but differs from the latter by the following characters: 1) pronotum rhomboidal, anterior margin curved and completely covering vertex, lateral sides approximately acute and angled, posterior margin obtusely produced and with two crescent depressions on disc; while in Stictolampra, pronotum peach-shaped, anterior margin approximately straight and vertex exposed completely, lateral sides more or less rounded, posterior margin strongly produced and without any depressions on disc; 2) sclerite L2d with well-developed apical outgrowth, while Stictolampra lacks any apical outgrowth.
China (Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangxi, Hainan); Indonesia (Sumatra, Java Island, Sulawesi); Malaysia (Malacca State, Borneo Island); Cambodia; Thailand; Vietnam.
Key to the species of Pseudophoraspis (males) from China
- Wang, Z; Wu, K; Che, Y; 2013: New record of the cockroach genus Pseudophoraspis (Blaberidae, Epilamprinae) from China with descriptions of three new species ZooKeys, 273: 1-14. doi
- Kirby W (1904) A Synonymic Catalogue of Orthoptera. I. British Museum London, 61–209.
- Shelford R (1910) Orthoptera. Fam. Blattidae. Subfam. Epilamprinae. Genera Insectorum. Fascicule 101. On souscrit chez M.P. Wytsman, Zoologiste, 43, rue Saint-Alphonse, à Bruxelles, Prospectus gratis et franco sur demande, 1–21.
- Hanitsch R (1915) Malayan Blattidae. Part I. Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 69: 17-178.
- Princis K (1958) Revision der Walkerschen und Kirbyschen Blattarientyen im British Museum of Natural History, London. II. Opuscula Entomologica 23(1–2)): 59-75.
- Princis K (1967) Orthopterorum Catalogus, pars 11, Blattariae: Subordo Epilamproidea; Fam. Nyctiboridae, Epilampridae. In Beier, M. (ed.). W. Junk, s’-Gravenhage, 615–710.
- Anisyutkin L (1999) Cockroaches of the subfamily Epilamprinae (Dictyoptera, Blaberidae) from the Indochina Peninsula. Entomological Review 79 (4): 434-454.
- Anisyutkin L (2005) Two new species of Epilamprinae from Vietnam and Cambodia (Dictyoptera, Blattina: Blaberidae). Zoosystematica Rossica 14 (1): 37-40.