Africalolampra punctipennis (Saussure, 1895), Saussure, 1895

Leonid N. Anisyutkin, 2016, New and little known Epilamprinae (Dictyoptera: Blaberidae) from the collections of the Muséum d’histoire naturelle de Genève and the Zoological Institute RAS, Saint Petersburg. Part 2, Revue suisse de Zoologie 123 (1), pp. 139-152: 141-144

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.46293

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scientific name

Africalolampra punctipennis (Saussure, 1895)
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Africalolampra punctipennis (Saussure, 1895)  

Figs 24-37 View Figs 24 - 37

Epilampra punctipennis Saussure, 1895: 355, 356   , pl. 9 fig. 12. Heterolampra punctipennis   . ‒ Kirby, 1904: 123. Epilampra punctipennis   . ‒ Shelford, 1910: 14. ‒ Princis, 1963:

200.

Material examined: MHNG; 1 male; “Daressalam. Afrique orient. allemande. Dr J. Carl.”, “Gen. M”, “ Epilampra punctipennis (Sauss)   . ♂”, genital complex in prep. 100815 /02.

Redescription of male: General colour light yellowish with small scattered brownish spots. Eyes black; ocellar spots pale; facial part of head above antennal sockets brownish. Surfaces smooth and lustrous, distal parts of antennae (approximately from 12-13 th segments) and 5 th segment of maxillary palps dull; punctuation very weak, present only in proximal parts of tegmina. Head longer than wide ( Fig. 24 View Figs 24 - 37 ); ocellar spots large; facial part with distinct impression between eyes and weak transverse wrinkles above antennal sockets, between eyes; distance between eyes 0.3 times eye length; distance between antennal sockets about 1.8 times scape length (0.7 mm); approximate length ratio of 3 rd- 5 th segments of maxillary palps 1.0: 1.0: 1.0. Pronotum as in Fig. 25 View Figs 24 - 37 . Tegmina and wings completely developed, surpassing abdominal apex. Tegmina with rounded apex, sclerotized in costal and, in lesser degree, anal fields; venation distinct; costal field wide; Sc thickened (well visible on ventral side of tegmen); R and M stems basally fused; CuP distinct. Wings membranous, without sclerotized areas; Sc long and simple; RA long, with few anterior veins; RS distinct; M long and simple; CuA pectinate with 5 complete (reaching wing margin) veins; behind CuA a long and simple vein, probably corresponding to 1 st plical vein sensu Rehn (1951) or CuP [probably CuP + A 1 sensu Bey-Bienko (1950)]; next vein short and reduced, proximally incrassated, not reaching wing margin, probably corresponds to 2 nd or 3 rd plical veins sensu Rehn (1951); anal fan consisting of 14-15 veins reaching margin of wing; 3-4 possibly jugal veins situated behind anal fan. Fore tibiae not thickened distally. Anterior margin of fore femora of armed type B, with 4-5 spines, including 1-2 apical ones. Tibial spines well developed. Structure of hind tarsi similar to those of A. erubescens   (see description above). Abdomen without visible glandular specializations. Anal plate (tergite X) short and transverse, caudal margin weakly sinuate, without medial incision ( Fig. 26 View Figs 24 - 37 ). Cerci with distinct segments ( Fig. 26 View Figs 24 - 37 ). Paraprocts of blaberid-type ( Fig. 27 View Figs 24 - 37 ). Hypandrium asymmetrical, caudal margin widely rounded; right stylus small, left absent ( Fig. 28 View Figs 24 - 37 ).

Genitalia ( Figs 29-37 View Figs 24 - 37 ): Right phallomere (R+N): sclerite R 1 T well sclerotized, weakly curved, caudal part R 1 T slightly separated, with shape of large plate-like sclerite ( Figs 29, 30 View Figs 24 - 37 , pl.s.), lateral part of this sclerite probably corresponds to sclerite R 4 ( Figs 29 View Figs 24 - 37 , R 4?); bristles absent; R 2 slightly curved; R 3 “V”-shaped, with long, thin and slightly curved branches; R 4 probably fused with large plate like sclerite; R 5 large, plate-like. Sclerite L 2 D (L 1) not divided into basal and apical parts, widened cranially ( Fig. 31 View Figs 24 - 37 ); apex of L 2 D in shape of convoluted thorn ( Figs 32-34 View Figs 24 - 37 ). Sclerite L 3 (L 2 d) without basal subsclerite, “folded structure” and bristles present ( Figs 35-37 View Figs 24 - 37 , f.s.); apex of L 3 blunt; “apical crest” and groove hge absent. Sclerite L 4 U (L 3 d) distinct, triangular.

Female (not studied by the author): Widely ovoid in shape, with tegmina and wings shortened, not reaching abdominal apex (Saussure, 1895, fig. 12).

Measurements (in mm): Head length 3.2, head width 2.9; pronotum length 5.3, pronotum width 8.2; tegmen length 19.2, tegmen width 7.0.

Note: This species was described in the genus Epilampra   based on female specimens (at least two specimens – the number seen is unclear from the original description) from Zanzibar (Saussure, 1895).

Later E. punctipennis   was transferred into the genus Rhabdoblatta   by Princis (1967).

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Blattodea

Family

Blaberidae

Genus

Africalolampra

Loc

Africalolampra punctipennis (Saussure, 1895)

Leonid N. Anisyutkin 2016
2016
Loc

Epilampra punctipennis

Shelford R. 1910: 14
Kirby W. F. 1904: 123
1904