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Body yellowish. Head brownish yellow; vertex and interocular space testaceous; eyes dark brown, ocellus yellowish (Fig. 12). Pronotum yellow covered with dense and small brown spots, and with a few brown stripes at apex (Fig. 11). Tegmina yellowish with more or less small brown spots, and costal vein wholly white (Fig. 11). Coxae and femora ventrally scattered with small brown spots (Fig. 12). Tergite with dense and small brown dots, and a brown stripe in the middle. Sternite with slightly small brown spots (Fig. 12).
Vertex completely concealed by pronotum (Figs 11, 12). Distance between eyes about 0.2 times width of head. Ocellus same as scrobe and ocellus width equal to interocular width (Fig. 12). Pronotum broad and rhomboidal, with anterior margin curved and posterior margin obtusely produced; with punctures and two crescentic depressions on disc (Fig. 11). Tegmina and wings fully-developed, exceeding the abdomen and with apex rounded (Figs 11–12). Fore femur with 5 or 6 spines along anterior margin and one single apical spine. First segment of hind tarsus with spines along most part of its length; plantula apically occupying the terminal.
Male genitalia. Supra-anal plate (Fig. 39) and hypandrium (Fig. 41) symmetrical, with posterior margin emarginate; hypandrium slightly longer than supra-anal plate. Paraprocts asymmetrical; left one broad, simple plate, right one with a finger-like protrusion bending backwards (Fig. 40). Apodema of complex L1 short and weakly sclerotized (Fig. 42). Sclerite L2d moderately sclerotized, rough and weakly rugose; its apical outgrowth short, with apex slightly bending outwards (Figs 43–44). Sclerite R2 short, with a tooth on inner margin of terminal (Figs 46-48).
Male measurements. Body length 26.0–27.5 mm (including tegmen); Head length × width: 3.0–3.5 mm × 2.5–3.0 mm; Pronotum length × width: 5.5–6.0 mm × 8.0–8.5 mm; Tegmina length × width: 22.0-23.0 mm × 7.5–8.0 mm.
Holotype, male, China: Hainan Prov., Baoting, 10 July 1959, coll. Hu Yichuan. Paratypes, one male, China: Hainan Prov., Baoting, 10. July 1959, coll. Hu Yichuan; one male, China: Guangxi Prov., Mt. Daqingshan, September 1958, coll. Xu Yixin.
Distribution. China (Hainan, Guangxi).
The species resembles Pseudophoraspis gorochovi, but can be distinguished by the following characters: 1) tegmina scattered with small brown spots, while the latter, tegmina lack any spots; 2) apical outgrowth of sclerite L2d slender, straight and with apex slightly bending outwards, the latter with apical outgrowth of sclerite L2d slightly bending outwards, basal part rough and terminal part slender.
The specific epithet “recurvatus” is derived from Latin, referring to apical outgrowth of sclerite L2d bending outwards.
- 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