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Body brownish-yellow. Head yellow; occiput, vertex and interocular space brown; eyes dark brown, ocellus yellowish (Fig. 14). Pronotum yellow scattered with small brown spots and some brown stripes near posterior margin (Fig. 13). Tegmina yellow, costal vein wholly yellowish, basal part scattered with small brown spots and the rest with large brown spots (Fig. 13). Anterior margin of wings covered with a few brown spots. Anterior margin of femur brown; coxa and femur scattered with small brown spots (Fig. 14). Abdomen densely scattered with brown spots, of which on tergites are denser than that of on sternites (Fig. 14). Tergites with a brown stripe in the middle (Fig. 13).
Vertex completely concealed by pronotum (Figs 13–14). Distance between eyes about 0.2 times width of head. Ocellus same as scrobe and ocellus width equal to interocular width (Fig. 14). Pronotum punctured and with two crescentic depressions on disc, rhomboidal, broader than long; with anterior margin curved and posterior margin obtusely produced (Fig. 13). Tegmina and wings fully-developed, apex rounded (Figs 13–14). Fore femur with 5 or 6 spines along anterior margin and 2 apical spines. First segment of hind tarsus with spines along most of its length and plantula occupying the terminal. Each tergite with a small ridge in the middle.
Supra-anal plate symmetrical, semicircular, emarginated along posterior margin (Fig. 49). Paraproct asymmetrical; left one broad, simple plate, right one with a finger-like protrusion bending backwards (Fig. 50). Hypandrium symmetrical, shallowly emarginate in middle of posterior margin (Fig. 51). Hypandrium slightly longer than supra-anal plate. Apodema of complex L1 short (Fig. 52). Sclerite L2d small, moderately sclerotized, apical outgrowth of sclerite L2d bending inwards (Figs 53–54). Sclerite R2 with apex pointed (Figs 55–57).
Male measurements. Body length 29.5 mm (including tegmen); Head length × width: 3.6 mm × 3.0 mm; Pronotum length × width: 6.5 mm × 9.5 mm; Tegmina length × width: 24.5 mm × 8.5 mm.
Holotype, male, China: Hainan Prov., Mt. Jianfengling, 31 July 1982, coll. Chen Zhiqing (SWU).
The species is similar to Pseudophoraspis recurvata sp. n., but can be distinguished by characters as follows: 1) the body larger than that of the latter, 2) apical outgrowth of sclerite L2d rough and bending inwards, while the latter straight and with apex slightly bending outwards.
The specific name is from the Latin word “incurvatus”, referring to apical outgrowth of sclerite L2d bending inwards.
- 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