Phyllodromica subaptera

KNEBELSBERGER, THOMAS & MILLER, MICHAEL A., 2007, Revision and phylogeny of the subaptera-group of Phyllodromica (Blattoptera: Blattellidae: Ectobiinae), including a parthenogenetic species and the evaluation of COI sequences for species identification (DNA barcoding), Zootaxa 1522 (1), pp. 1-68: 12

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http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1522.1.1

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5088406

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scientific name

Phyllodromica subaptera
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Key for the morphological determination of the bisexual species of the subaptera   -group

1. Eight visible sternites; last (sternite 9) with very narrow visible part, triangular ( Fig. 3 I View FIGURE 3 ); tergite 7 always with a glandular pit ( Fig. 3 D View FIGURE 3 ). ...........................................................................................................male 2

- Six visible sternites; last (sternite 7) very broad and large, semicircular ( Fig. 2 C View FIGURE 2 ); tergite 7 always without pit. ................................................................................................................................................... female 5

2. Distal end of mid tibia with 4 spines ( Fig. 14 C View FIGURE 14 ); medio-anterior process of right paraproct with bulge ( Fig. 14 B View FIGURE 14 ); tergite 8 always without prominent sculpturing ( Figs 12 E View FIGURE 12 , 13 B View FIGURE 13 ). ........................................... ............................................................................................................................ P. quadracantha   spec. nov.

- Distal end of mid tibia with 5 spines ( Fig. 5 E View FIGURE 5 ); medio-anterior process of right paraproct without bulge ( Fig. 5 D View FIGURE 5 ); tergite 8 strongly sculptured, with a conelike process at the anterior margin and a sinusoidal transversal edge behind that ( Figs 3 E View FIGURE 3 , 4 View FIGURE 4 D-F, 6 E, 7 F-H, 9 E, 10 B-D, F). ................. P. iberica   spec. nov. Determination of P. iberica   morphotypes.................................................................................................... 3

3. Tergite 8 without a central mound, bristles on the tergite surface in the middle reaching far anteriorly near to the conelike process (white arrows in Fig. 10 B, F View FIGURE 10 ), the latter forming a kind of bubble of different sizes. ................................................................................................................................ P. iberica morph   #3

- Tergite 8 with a central mound bearing pores displacing the bristles on the tergite surface in the middle towards posteriorly (white arrow heads in Figs 4 D View FIGURE 4 , 7 F View FIGURE 7 ). .......................................................................... 4

4. Tergite 6 posteriorly of the transversal ridge with a transversal torus bearing bristles ( Fig. 7 A–C View FIGURE 7 ); tergite 7 with smaller and lower mound, bristle fields very small and immediately adjacent to each other ( Figs 6 D View FIGURE 6 , 7 D, E View FIGURE 7 ); tergite 8 central mound about as broad as shallow pit ( Figs 6 E View FIGURE 6 , 7 F, G View FIGURE 7 ). ... P. iberica morph   #2

- Tergite 6 posteriorly of the transversal ridge without a transversal torus ( Fig. 3 C View FIGURE 3 ); tergite 7 with a large and high mound, bristle fields large, separated by a broad rounded ridge ( Figs 3 D View FIGURE 3 , 4 A–C View FIGURE 4 ); tergite 8 central mound broader than shallow pit ( Figs 3 E View FIGURE 3 , 4 D, E View FIGURE 4 ). ................................................. P. iberica morph   #1

5. Disk of pronotum at least with a dark crescent along the anterior margin, dark area often still more extended ( Figs 1 B View FIGURE 1 , 2 A View FIGURE 2 , 5 F, H View FIGURE 5 ); genital sclerites near the intercalary sclerites with an additional sclerotization ( Fig. 2 D, E View FIGURE 2 ); distal end of mid tibia always with 5 spines. ........................... P. subaptera   , P. iberica The   females of the two species cannot be distinguished by morphological features or colouration. The females of P. subaptera   may be recognized by their parthenogenetic reproduction (Knebelsberger & Bohn 2003).

- Disk of pronotum never with larger dark area but regularly spotted throughout ( Fig. 13 D View FIGURE 13 ); genital sclerites without an additional sclerotization near the intercalary sclerite ( Fig. 13 G View FIGURE 13 ); distal end of mid tibia mostly with 4 but sometimes also with 5 spines. ................................................................. P. quadracantha