Phyllodromica brevipennis (Fischer, 1853)

Hristov, Georgi H. & Chobanov, Dragan P., 2016, An annotated checklist and key to the Bulgarian cockroaches (Dictyoptera: Blattodea), Zootaxa 4154 (4), pp. 351-388: 356

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4154.4.1

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scientific name

Phyllodromica brevipennis (Fischer, 1853)
status

 

Phyllodromica brevipennis (Fischer, 1853)  

Figures 10 View FIGURES 1 – 16 , 24 View FIGURES 17 – 30 , 47 View FIGURES 41 – 53 , 61, 67 View FIGURES 54 – 71

Aphlebia subaptera Ramb.   : 1. Drenski 1939: 8.

Loboptera limbata Charp.   : 2 Drenski 1939: 9 (partim).

Hololampra brevipennis Fisch.   : 3. Ramme 1951: 113.

Phyllodromica brevipennis Fisch.   : 4. Bey-Bienko 1950: 246 • 5. Buresch & Peschev 1957: 322 • 6. Peshev & Mařan 1963: 30 • 7. Princis 1971: 1103 • 8. Harz & Kaltenbach 1976: 275.

Notes to the literature data. The specimens reported by Drenski (1939) as Aphlebia subaptera Ramb.   that were found in NMNH are here referred to Phyllodromica brevipennis   . Records of Loboptera limbata Charp.   (= decipiens Germ.   ) ( Drenski 1939) from Konyavska Mt. are referred to Ph. brevipennis   after examination of the available material.  

Notes to the studied material. Bulgarian material (as well as that from the mountains of southeastern Albania , R Macedonia and Serbia) generally resembles the typical Ph     . brevipennis from the Adriatic coast, but differs in the size and shape of the dark area of the disk of pronotum, and in coloration of tegmina and legs. The known localities are restricted to the mountainous areas. In southern Bulgaria the species occurs usually above 1400 m, while typical Ph. brevipennis   is known mostly from the lowland and hilly belt. However, we failed to detect differences in other characters like tergal gland, subgenital plate, stylus, phallomere. Thus, for the moment, we refrain from discussing its taxonomic status.  

Distribution in Bulgaria ( Fig. 77 View FIGURE 77 ). The species is mostly found in mountainous areas and rarely occurs in the hilly belt. Its range in the country covers northwestern Bulgaria, Middle Stara Planina and its northern foothills and the mountains of southwestern Bulgaria between 650 and 2300 m alt. Ph. brevipennis   inhabits mesophytic and mesoxerophytic deciduous forests and mountain meadows where keeps in the leaf litter, within low grass and shrubs.

Studied material. 86 specimens (45 adults, 41 nymphs) and 5 oothecae.

General distribution. The distribution range covers the Apennine Peninsula and the Balkan Peninsula (Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, R Macedonia, Greece) to Southwest Asia and Syria. A limited occurrence is known for Austria.

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Blattodea

Family

Ectobiidae

Genus

Phyllodromica

Loc

Phyllodromica brevipennis (Fischer, 1853)

Hristov, Georgi H. & Chobanov, Dragan P. 2016
2016
Loc

Hololampra brevipennis

Ramme 1951: 113
1951
Loc

Phyllodromica brevipennis

Harz 1976: 275
Princis 1971: 1103
Maran 1963: 30
Buresch 1957: 322
Bey-Bienko 1950: 246
1950
Loc

Aphlebia subaptera

Drenski 1939: 8
1939
Loc

Loboptera limbata

Drenski 1939: 9
1939