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- Pseudophoraspis fruhstorferi Shelford, 1910: 12; Hanitsch 1927: 37; Bruijning 1948: 132; Anisyutkin 1999: 451.
Male. Body yellowish-brown. Head yellowish-brown, facial part of head with large brown spot from ocellus to clypeus, basal margin of ocellus with a round brown spot, eyes dark brown, ocelli yellowish (Figs 2, 4). Pronotum yellowish-brown, covered with scattered brown spots, disc part brown (Figs 1, 3). Tegmen yellow, one third of radius vein from base yellowish white (Figs 1, 3). Dorsal part of abdomen brown; ventral part of abdomen yellow, with dense small brown spots (Figs 2, 4).
Vertex completely covered by pronotum (Figs 1–2). Distance between eyes about 0.36 times of width of head. Ocellus same as scrobe and ocellus width equal to interocular width (Fig. 2). Pronotum rhomboidal, smooth and impunctate, much broader than long, anterior margin curved and posteriorly obtusely produced (Fig. 1). Tegmina and wings exceeding the abdomen and apex rounded (Figs 1–2). Fore femur with 4-7 spines along anterior margin and 2 apical spines. First segment of hind tarsus with spines along most part of its length and plantula occupying the terminal.
Male genitalia. Supra-anal plate symmetrical, trapezoidal, posterior margin with a shallow concavity at middle, lateral sides nearly straight (Fig. 15). Paraprocts asymmetrical, left one broad, simple plate; right one with a stubby finger-like protrusion whose apex bending backwards (Fig. 16). Hypandrium with posterior margin slightly produced, without any concavity (Fig. 17). Complex L1 with apodema slightly long (Fig. 18). Sclerite L2d short, asymmetrical and densely covered with chaeta, without apical outgrowth, L2vm distinct and strongly sclerotized (Fig. 19). Sclerite R2 with terminal rectangular and apex slightly elongate as a tooth (Figs 20–22).
Female. Usually shorter and wider than male (Figs 3–4). Eyes smaller and widely separated, distance between eyes about 0.39 times width of head (Fig. 4). Pronotum, tegmina and abdomen brownish-yellow, covered with scattered brown spots (Fig. 3). Facial part of head with large brown spot same as the male (Fig. 4). Dorsal part of body more convex than in male. Tegmina and wings shorter than the male, with posterior margin slightly emarginate (Figs 3–4).
Male measurements. Body length: 35.5–41.5 mm (including tegmen); Head length × width: 4.5–5.0 mm × 4.0–4.5 mm; Pronotum length × width: 8.0–9.0 mm ×11.5–12.5 mm; Tegmina length × width: 30.5–35.0 mm × 12.0–12.5 mm.
Female measurements. Body length:29.0–30.0 mm (including tegmen); Head length × width: 5.0–5.5 mm × 4.0–4.5 mm; Pronotum length × width: 8.0–8.5 mm × 11.5–12.0 mm; Tegmina length × width: 25.0–25.5 mm × 10.5–11.0 mm.
one male, China: Guangxi Prov., Mt. Daqingshan, 15 May 1963, coll. Yang Jikun (SWU); onemale, China: Hainan Prov., Mt. Jianfengling, 29 June 1981, coll. Lin Zai (SWU); two females, China: Hainan Prov., Mt. Wuzhishan (N18.51°, E109.40°) 740 m, 28-30 June 2008, coll. Zhang Weiwei (SWU).
China (Guangxi, Hainan); Vietnam.
Sclerite L2d of this species and Pseudophoraspis tramlapensis are strongly sclerotized and without apical outgrowth, but L2vm of the former with basal margin transversal.
- 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
- Hanitsch R (1927) On a collection of Blattidae from Southern Annam. The Journal of the Siam Society, Natural History Supplement 7: 7-48
- Bruijning C (1948) Studies on Malayan Blattidae. Zoologische Mededeelingen 29: 1-174.
- Anisyutkin L (1999) Cockroaches of the subfamily Epilamprinae (Dictyoptera, Blaberidae) from the Indochina Peninsula. Entomological Review 79 (4): 434-454.