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Body brownish-yellow. Head yellow; vertex and interocular space brown; eyes dark brown, ocelli yellowish (Fig. 10). Pronotum yellow scattered with small brown spots and some brown stripes near posterior margin (Fig. 9). Tegmina variegated scattered with brown spots, costal vein almost completely yellowish (Fig. 9). Anterior margin of wings scattered with few brown spots. Anterior margin of femur brown. Coxa, femur, and abdomen scattered with small brown spots (Fig. 10).
Vertex completely covered by pronotum. Distance between eyes at vertex is 0.3 times the width of head. Ocellus oval, much smaller than scrobes and ocellus width equal to interocular width (Fig. 10). Pronotum rhomboidal and with anterior margin curved, posterior margin obtusely produced; with punctures and two crescentic depressions on disc (Fig. 9). Tegmina and wings fully-developed, apex rounded (Figs 9–10). Fore femur with 4 or 6 spines along anterior margin and 1 apical spine. First segment of hind tarsus with 2 rows of spines along most of its length and plantula occupying the terminal (Fig. 58).
Supra-anal plate (Fig. 59) and hypandrium (Fig. 61) symmetrical, distinctly shorter than hypandrium; both emarginate along posterior margin. Paraprocts asymmetrical; left one broad, simple plate, right one with a finger-like protrusion bending backwards (Fig. 60). The apodema of complex L1 short, median emargination long (Fig. 62). Apical outgrowth of sclerite L2d more or less straight and slender (Fig. 63). Sclerite R2 with apex pointed and a tooth on inner margin (Figs 64–65).
Male measurements. Body length 31.5 mm (including tegmen); Head length × width: 3.5 mm × 2.6 mm; Pronotum length × width: 7.0 mm × 9.5 mm; Tegmina length × width: 26.5 mm × 8.5 mm.
Holotype, male, China: Yunnan Prov., Xishuangbanna, 11–13 May 1974, coll. Chou Io & Yuan Feng (NWAFU).
Pseudophoraspis clavellata sp. n. is similar to Pseudophoraspis incurvata sp. n., but can be distinguished by the following characters: 1) ocellus small (larger in Pseudophoraspis incurvata sp. n.); 2) tegmina variegated with irregular brown spots (tegmina yellowish brown scattered with regular and round brown spots in Pseudophoraspis incurvata sp. n.); 3) apical outgrowth of sclerite L2d more or less straight and slender (bending inwards and with apex pointed in Pseudophoraspis incurvata sp. n.).
The specific epithet is derived from the Latin word “clavellatus”, referring to apical outgrowth of sclerite L2d being nearly straight and slender.
- 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