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Me andebestess-acee per litora spargite muscum, Naiades, et circtim vitreos considite fontes: Pollice virgineo teneros hic carpite flores: Floribus et pictum, dive, replete canistrum. At vos, o Nymphe Craterides, ite sub undas ; Ite, recurvato variata corallia trunco Vellite muscosis e rupibus, et mihi conchas Ferte, Dez pelagi, et pingui conchylia succo.”

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No. 43. JULY 1911.

I.—Deseriptions of some new Species of Blattidee. By R. SHetrorp, M.A., F.L.S.

[Plate I.]

Hemithyrsocera testacea, sp. n.

&. Rufo-testaceous, head darker. Pronotum trapezoidal, margined anteriorly and laterally with opaque testaceous. Tegmina extending slightly beyond the apex of the abdomen ; 15 costals, radial vein bifurcate from near the base, 7 longi- tudinal discoidal sectors, anterior ulnar 3-ramose. Wings hyaline; veins flavous, mediastinal vein 3-ramose, radial vein bifurcate from near base; 9 costals, the first six incrassated, ulnar simple, triangular apical area not very conspicuous. Supra-anal lamina triangular, not exceeding the subgenital lamina, which is asymmetrical, slightly produced, with one minute style (the right), and one larger, hidden under the lamina, Opening of scent-gland on seventh abdominal tergite. Legs testaceous, tibie tipped with fuscous ; front femora with a complete row of spines beneath, the more distal short.

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2 Mr. R. Shelford on some

Total length 13 mm.; length of body 12 mm. ; length of tegmina 11 mm. ; pronotum 3X4 mm.

Brythrea, Ghinda, Cheren.

Type in Oxford University Museum.

Ischnoptera lunaris, sp. n.

&@. Pale testaceous. Head with a broad castaneous stripe extending from between the eyes to the clypeus; vertex testaceous, occiput castaneous. Antenne testaceous. Pro- notum trapezoidal, a castaneous vitta on each side of the disc, the vitte narrowly contiguous anteriorly. Tegmina with a narrow castaneous vitta extending from the base of the radial vein throughout three-fifths of the costal field; radial vein bifurcate, about 15 costals, 8 longitudinal discoidal sectors, both ulnar veins ramose. Wings hyaline, mediastinal vein 3-ramose, radial vein bifurcate, about 8 costals; ulnar vein 6-ramose, 4 rami being incomplete ; a moderately prominent apical triangle. Abdomen testaceous; supra-anal lamina transversely quadrate, its posterior margin sinuate; sub- genital lamina exceeding the supra-anal lamina, asymmetrical, its apex produced to form a minute lobe curved upwards and inwards and beset with sete; one minute style (the leit). Cerci moderate, testaceous. Legs testaceous; front femora with a complete row of spines on the anterior margin beneath.

Total length 14 mm. ; length of body 11 mm.; length of tegmina 12 mm.; pronotum 2°>xX4 mm.

Queensland, Peak Downs (Godefroy). Two examples only.

Allied to Ischnoptera manicata, Tepper.

‘'ype in the Stockholm Museum.

Ischnoptera jocosa, sp. n.

3d. Head piceous or dark castaneous; gene, ocelli, and mouth-parts testaceous. Antenne infuscated. Pronotum trapezoidal, piceous, margined all round with testaceous, more narrowly anteriorly and posteriorly than laterally. Tegmina pale castaneous, outwardly margined with testaceous, base of principal veins dark castaneous ; radial vein bifureate, about 14 costals, 7-8 longitudinal discoidal sectors. Wings hyaline ; mediastinal vein ramose, radial vein bifurcate; 8 costals with incrassated apices ; ulnar vein with 3-4 rami, 1 being incomplete; a small and ill-defined apical triangle. Abdomen rufo-castaneous. Supra-anal lamina trigonal, apex notched ; subgenital lamina almost symmetrical, apex faintly emarginate aud furnished with one sharply pointed style

new Species of Blattidee. 3

curved upwards and backwards. Cerci infuscated. Legs testaceous; front femora with a complete row of spines on anterior margin beneath.

@. Similar, but supra-anal lamina sharply triangular, apex not emarginate, surpassed by the semiorbicular, ample sub- genital plate.

Total length 11 mm.; length of body (3) 8, (9) 7mm.; length of tegmina 8°5 mm.; pronotum 2°5 x3 mm.

Queensland, Peak Downs ( Godefroy). ‘Three specimens.

Types in the Stockholm Museum.

This species is transitional to the genus Blattella, Caud., as typified by B. germanica, L., but on account of the incom- plete ramus of the vena ulnaris alarum I prefer to place it in Ischnoptera.

Mareta scripta, sp. n.

6. General colour sordid testaceous. Head with a band between the eyes, two lines on the frons, and two spots just above the clypeus castaneous. Antenne pale testaceous at base, remainder infuscated. Pronotum transversely elliptical, lateral margins broadly hyaline, disc with castaneous dots and lines arranged in a symmetrical pattern. T'egmina and wings exceeding the apex of the abdomen, Tegmina with all the veins bordered with quadrangular spots of pale brown ; radial vein simple, 13 costals, discoidal sectors numerous, oblique, posterior ulnar simple. Wings hyaline ; mediastinal vein biramose ; 8 costals, the more proximal with incrassated apices, the first crossing the lower mediastinal branch ; ulnar vein 4- to 5-ramose ; an inconspicuous apical triangle. Supra-anal lamina transverse ; subgenital lamina produced at the apex into a lobe terminating in two styliform processes, the genital styles situated on either side of this lobe. Cerci and legs testaceous, the former fusco-maculate towards apex.

Total length 11 mm, ; length of body 7°5 mm.; length of tegmina 9 mm. ; pronotum 2 x 3 mm.

Queensland, Peak Downs (Godefroy). Three specimens.

Type in the Stockholm Museum.

Owing to the structure of the subgenital lamina the male looks as if it had four genital styles. Superficially the insect resembles Phyllodromia ceylonica, Br. (synonyms, P. punctu- lata, Br., P. nimbata, Shelf.), but the structural characters of alary organs and femora establish its generic identity as here given. The colouring of the tegmina, moreover, is quite characteristic of Mareta.


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Mareta godeffroyi, sp. n.

@. Head piceous, mouth-parts castaneous. Antenne castaneous at base, remainder piceous. Pronotum trape- zoidal, sordid testaceous, with two broad, irregular, castaneous vittee ; a small testaceous spot situated in the outer border of each vitta. ‘Tegmina and wings exceeding apex of abdomen. Tegmina testaceous, with all the intervenular spaces filled with castaneous; marginal area very broad, radial vein simple ; 13 costals, the last two multiramose; discoidal sectors oblique, posterior ulnar simple. Wings with the veins fuscous ; mediastinal vein anastomosing at apex with the first costal, radial simple; 9 costals, their apices clavate ; ulnar vein with 4 rami; apical triangle inconspicuous. Abdomen above and beneath rufo-castaneous, heavily bordered with piceous ; supra-anal lamina triangular, apex deeply notched ; subgenital lamina semiorbicular, ample. Cerci piceous, 13-jointed. Legs rufo-testaceous, suffused with darker.

Total length 12 mm.; length of body 11 mm. ; length of tegmina 11 mm.; pronotum 3X5 mm.

Queensland, Peak Downs and Gayndah (Godefroy). Two examples.

Type in the Stockholm Museum.

Closely allied to Mareta subtilis, Brunn. (= Phyllodromia subtilis). It may be noted here that the chiet diagnostie characters of the genus Mareta, Bol., are the oblique discoidal sectors of the tegmina, the ramose ulnar vein of the wings, an inconspicuous apical triangle, and the front femora with the anterior margin beneath armed only with close-set sete.

Stylopyga immunda, sp. n.

g. Piceous, nitid. Labrum ochreous. Antenne casta- neous. Tegmina lobiform. Seventh abdominal tergite triangularly produced, almost concealing the supra-anal lamina, which is subtriangular, with the apex produced to a

oint; the margins of the lamina are serrated. Subgenital fasids quadrate, with two stout genital styles. Cerci flat- tened, acuminate. Legs with the femora castaneous ; second posterior tarsal joint armed, the other joints unarmed, their pulvilli large; tarsal arolia present.

¢. Similar, but the seventh abdominal tergite less strongly produced; supra-anal lamina posteriorly concavely emar- ginate.

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Total length, (¢) 27, (2) 26 mm.; pronotum ?) 9-10 x12 mm.

Queensland. Three specimens.

Type in the Stockholm Museum.

Allied to 8. coxvalis, Walk., from Ceram and New Guinea, but differing in the form of the supra-anal lamina of the male.

Stylopyga proposita, sp.n. (PI. I. fig. 1.)

6. Piceous, nitid. Labrum and clypeus castaneous ; palpi piceous. Antenne castaneous. Tegminal rudiments absent. Seventh abdominal tergite obtusely produced. Supra-anal lamina sharply triangular, surpassing the sub- genital lamina, which is rounded, sides not notched ; styles straight, spiniform. Cerci flattened, moderate. Posterior metatarsus longer than succeeding joints ; all the pulvilli minute, apical; arolia absent.

2. Similar, but supra-anal lamina obtusely produced, apex truncate.

Total length 9?) 24 mm. ; pronotum 7°5 x 10 mm.

Java, Batavia, Tanah-Abang (P. Serre, 1904). Two examples.

Types in the Paris Museum.

Stylopyga maindroni, sp. n.

3. Head piceous, with the mouth-parts castaneous ; an- tennze piceous at base, remainder fuscous. Thoracic tergites rufo-castaneous ; pronotum heavily bordered with piceous ; a triangular piceous blotch on each side of the meso- and metanotum. No tegminal rudiments. Abdomen above dark castaneous at base, becoming piceous towards the apex. Seventh abdominal tergite obtusely produced. Supra-anal Jamina bluntly triangular. Abdomen beneath rufous, mar- gined with piceous. Subgenital lamina rounded; styles straight, not spiniform, rufous. Cerci flattened, piceous. Legs rufous. Posterior metatarsus equal in length to the succeeding joints, second tarsal joint armed beneath; pulvilli of moderate size ; arolia absent.

Total length 18 mm. ; pronotum 6 x 7°5 mm,

Nilghiris, Coonoor (Maindron, 1902). One example.

Type in the Paris Museum.

The Oriental and Australian species of the genus Stylopyga, as defined by me in Gen. Insect., Blattide, Subfam. Blattina, fasc. 109 (1910), can be distinguished by the following

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synoptical key. The well-known and cosmopolitan species S. rhombifolia, Stoll, and the gaudy S. ornata, Br. (figured

in the above-cited memoir), are omitted.

1. Wings represented by squamiform lobes.

2. micolorous species... .is »/s vse bhaieles «= quadrilobata, Br. 2’, Pronotum and tegminal rudiments mar- (Celebes.) eined With OChreous | )..5 .ee keene > ss salomonis, Shelf. 1’. Wings entirely absent. (Solomon Is.)

2. Tegminal rudiments present. 3. Thorax and abdomen above with rufous

MICE YGUT U2) 5 Se a Se sex-pustulata, Walk. 3’. Unicolorous species. (S. India, ? Java.) 4, Tegminal rudimentstransversely trun- cate, almost square .........0.... picea, By. (Nicobar Is.)

A', Tegminal rudiments with apex rounded, elliptical. 5. Pulvillus of second joint of poste- rior tarsus small, apical ........ semoni, Kr, (Java.) 5'. Pulvillus of second joint of poste- rior tarsus larger, occupying half the joint ic 62... Sana Sor ee es immunda, sp. 0. 2'. Tegminal rudiments absent. (Queensland.) 3. Unicolorous species. 4, Coxe not margined with testaceous. 5. Pulvilli of posterior tarsus minute,

SPIGA 5 Lis 5's wis poe a ers meee ee proposita, sp.n. (Java.) 5’. Pulvilli large, occupying the greater part of the tarsal joints ........ parallela, Bol. 4’, Coxee margined with testaceous. (S. India.)

5. Seventh abdominal tergite strongly produced backwards, almost hiding the supra-anal lamina.... covalis, Walk. (Ceram, 5'. Seventh abdominal tergite scarcely New Guinea.) PTOMUCED 27h... bres ke eles wine m8: e muchaelsent, Shelf.* 8’. Body above anteriorly rufo-castaneous, (W. Australia.) posteriorly piceous ..............5. maindront, sp. 0.

(S. India.)

Stylopyga togoensis, sp.n. (PI. I. fig. 2.)

6. Piceous, nitid, impunctate. Antenne castaneous, mouth-parts testaceous. ‘Tegmina represented by squami- form lobes, scarcely extending beyond the mesonotum. Pos- terior angles of abdominal tergites scarcely produced, seventh tergite shortly produced ; supra-anal lamina shortly trigonal, exceeded by the subgenital lamina, which is subquadrate and produced, its apex slightly emarginate. Genital styles bifurcate ; the outer limb long, curved, and flattened, the inner

* Accidentally omitted from my Gen. Insect. memoir. The reference is:—Blattide [¢z] Fauna S.W.-Australiens (Michaelsen & Hartmeyer), Vol. ii. Lfg. 9, p. 140 (1909).

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limb short and terminating in four teeth. Cerci stout, 10- jointed. Legs castaneous ; posterior tarsi elongate, the second joint spined beneath.

Length 13 mm. ; pronotum 51x 6 mm.

Togo, Misahéhe (4. Baumann).

Type in the Berlin Museum.

Blatta rufo-cercata, sp. n.

?. Piceous. Pronotum with an elongate rufous macula on each lateral margin. ‘l’egmina subquadrate, obliquely truncate, sutural margins touching, just reaching the first abdominal tergite, seriate-punctate. Scutellum not exposed. Wings minute, lobiform, completely hidden by the tegmina. Seventh abdominal tergite obtusely produced, margin not sinuate. Supra-anal lamina cucullate, subtruncate. Cerci short, rufous. Femora rather sparsely armed ; tarsi rufo- castaneous, their structure quite typical of the genus; arolia absent.

Total length 15 mm.; length of tegmina 3 mm,; pro- notum 4X6 mm.

Manila (Leveillé, 1877). Two examples.

‘Type in the Paris Museum.

Pseudoderopeltis morosa, sp. n.

3. Head castaneous, antenne fuscous. Pronotum piceous, trapezoidal, with two oblique impressions ; membranous pro- cesses of meso- and metanotum moderately long and slender. Tegmina castaneous, considerably exceeding the apex of the abdomen. Wings suffused with castaneous, median vein bifurcate and ramose ; a small intercalated apical triangle. Abdomen piceous; supra-anal lamina trigonal, subgenital lamina rounded, styles long and slender. Legs castaneous.

?. Piceous, nitid, impunctate. Clypeus testaceous; an- tennee rufescent. Tegminal rudiments barely extending beyond the mesonotum. Posterior angles of abdominal tergites 5-7 produced, seventh tergite with posterior margin very convex; supra-anal lamina cucullate, triangular, emar- ginate. Legs castaneous ; posterior tarsi rather short, second joint not spined beneath, its pulvillus large.

3. Total length 25 mm. ; length of body 19 mm.; length of tegmina 21 mm.; pronotum 6x 7 mm.

@. Length of body 21 mm.; length of tegmina 4 mm. ; pronotum 6X9 mm.

Chinchoxo (Falkenstein). Several examples.

‘Types in the Berlin Museum.

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Pseudoderopeltis togoensis, sp. 0.

3. Very like P. morosa, but smaller; pronotum casta- neous; membranous processes of meso- and metanotum obsolescent ; tegmina paler towards apex ; median vein of wings not bifurcate, anastomosing irregularly with the radial vein; no intercalated triangle; supra-anal lamina more produced, apex slightly emarginate.

Total length 22 mm.; length of body 16 mm. ; length of tegmina 18 mm.; pronotum 4°59 x6 mm.

‘ogo, Bismarckburg (2. Bittner). Several examples.

‘Type in the Berlin Museum.

Euthyrrapha vittata, sp.n. (Pl. I. fig. 3.)

?. Body and head piceous, with sparse erect pubescence. Antenne piceous. Tegmina castaneous, with a broad orange vitta extending from the base to near the apex. Wings hyaline, with the apex castaneous and an orange stigma on the costa; ulnar vein with 6 rami. Supra-anal lamina sub- quadrate ; subgenital lamina ample, with the apex deeply cleft. Cerci slender, acuminate. Legs castaneous, the tibial spines rufous.

Length of body 6 mm.; length of tegmina 5 mm.; length of wings 7 mm:; pronotum 2x3 mm.

N. Kamerun (Conrad).

Type in the Berlin Museum.

Folocompsa capsoides, sp.n. (Pl. I. figs. 6a, 6d.)

3. Piceous, with a scant, recumbent, rufous pubescence. Mouth-parts castaneous. Pronotum trapezoidal; scutellum exposed, conspicuous. Wings in repose extending somewhat beyond the tegmina, ‘Tegmina with the mediastinal and anal areas, a space between them, and a triangular patch (the base of the triangle extending from the apex of the anal area to the apex of the mediastinal area, its apex at a point situated halfway on the outer margins of the tegmen) coriaceous, the remainder of the tegmen membranous, hyaline, with a fuscous suffusion at the apex ; mediastinal and anal veins conspicuous, the other veins obsolescent or absent. Wings hyaline, with the posterior margin broadly suffused’ with fuscous; a large fuscous stigma on the anterior margin formed by a fusion of the mediastinal rami and of the proximal costals; the bases of the ulnar and first axillary veins are moderately robust, otherwise the venation of the wing is obsolescent. Supra-ana lamina shortly trigonal,

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surpassed by the subgenital lamina, which is trapezoidal and furnished with two slender styles. Cerci slender. Legs castaneous.

Total length 6°2-7 mm.; length of tegmina 5-5°6 mm. ; pronotum 1:8 x 2°5 mm.

Lower Ogowé, between Lambarene and the sea (£. Haug, 1901). Two examples.

Type in the Paris Museum.

Allied to H. minutissima, de Geer, but distinguished inter alia by the obsolescent venation. .


Form semiglobular. Antenne extremely short, incrassated ; the first joint elongate, equal to one-quarter of the total length of the antenne, the second and third joints as long as broad, the remaining joints transverse. Irons above the clypeus bullate. Body fringed with long stiff hairs, Pro- notum anteriorly produced strongly, completely covering the head, posterior margin convex. Posterior angles of seventh abdominal tergite acutely produced. Cerci minute, hidden, unjointed. Posterior tibiz subquadrangular, the spines on the outer aspect biseriately arranged, those on the inner aspect uniseriately arranged; the spines serrated and grooved. Tarsi slender, fimbriate, without pulvilli and without claws.

Nymphrytria mirabilis, sp.n. (Pl. I. fig. 4.)

9. Pale testaceous, tibial spines castaneous. Antenne with 32 joints. MHyes wide apart. Hairs fringing the body testaceous. © Pronotum finely granulate and with a few minute hairs; disc with two transverse impressions and a faintly impressed median line. Meso- and metanotum and the first three abdominal tergites smooth, nitid. Abdominal tergites 4-6 finely granulate in the middle. Supra-anal lamina rounded, margin entire, surpassing the subgenital lamina, which is semiorbicular, its posterior margin indented on either side, the tuberculiform cerci visible in the notches. Femora and tibiz short and robust, tarsi slender. Femora armed on both margins beneath with a few minute spines, the spines at the apical angles arranged in little groups of 3 or 4; no genicular spines. Front tibiee very short, with 8 apical spines and 1 free spine, the longest spine not equal to the length of the first tarsal joint ; mid tibize with 7 spines on the outer aspect, biseriately arranged, 5 apical spines, no spines on the inner aspect, the longest apical spine equal in length to the tibia, but not so long as the first tarsal joint;

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hind tibiz quadrangular, flattened from side to side, broader at the apex than at the base, 6 spines on the outer aspect biseriately arranged, 4 long spines in a single row on the inner aspect near the apex, 5 apical spines, the longest of which is not quite equal to the first tarsal joint. Tarsi slender, the metatarsi exceeding in length the remaining joints, fimbriate and entirely without pulvilli or claws.

Length 12 mm.; greatest breadth 10 mm.; pronotum 6x8 mm.

Tunis, Gafsa.

Type in the St. Petersburg Museum.

This highly remarkable species is an extreme development of the genus Antsogamia, Sauss.; it resembles that genus in the form and fimbriation of the body, in the length of the first antennal joint, in the concealed and rudimentary cerci, and, to a certain extent, in the armature of the femora. It differs from Anisogamia by the extremely short antenne, by the form of the pronotum, by the femoral armature, and by the simplification of the tarsal structure. The pronotum of Nymphrytria in its shape resembles that of the males of Polyphaga species in its anterior production. The tarsal structure is unique amongst the Blattide, and it would be interesting to learn if its simplification and the serration of the tibial spines are correlated with peculiar habits of life ; that the species, like most of the Polyphage, has burrowing habits is sufficiently indicated by the structure of the fore tibiz, which, as digging instruments, must rival in efficiency those of Gryllotalpa.

Polyphaga platypoda, sp.n. (Pl. I. fig. 5.)

2. Rufo-castaneous, rufo-fimbriate. Antenne short and somewhat incrassated, with 36—40 joints, the apical of which are moniliform. Pronotum slightly produced anteriorly, completely covering the head, together with the meso- and metanotum granulate and with a sparse erect pubescence ; dise with chiselled markings. Abdomen smooth, nitid. Supra-anal lamina subtransverse. Subgenital lamina and cerci asin the preceding genus. Legs short,robust. Femora with a few minute spines on both margins beneath; no genicular spines. All the tibial spines robust, grooved beneath, and finely serrated. Front tibize as in the preceding species ; mid tibiz with spines on the outer aspect triseriately arranged, none on the inner aspect, 5 apical spines, the longest not equal to the first tarsal joint; hind tibize curved, spines on the outer aspect triseriately arranged in two groups,

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3 spines on the inner aspect arranged in a single oblique row, 7 apical spines, the longest exceeding in length the first tarsal joint. Tarsi elongate, the metatarsi of the first and second pairs of legs flattened and grooved, considerably ex- ceeding in length the succeeding joints ; the second to fourth joints of the mid tarsi also grooved and flattened ; the poste- rior metatarsi not grooved, shorter than the first and second pairs. Claws slender, without arolia.

Length 16 mm.; greatest breadth 11 mm.; pronotum 6°5 x 8:1 mm.

Tunis, Gafsa.

Type in the St. Petersburg Museum.

A singular species, belonging to the same group as P. afri- cana, L., but differing in the peculiar tarsal structure and in the single row of spines on the inner aspect of the hind tibia, a character also presented by the genera Andsogamia and Nymphrytria.

Chorismeura australica, sp. 0.

?. Form ovate, depressed. Head very flattened, frons highly polished; testaceous. Antenne pale testaceous. Pronotum hyaline, with two broad rufescent vittee; very broad in proportion to length, anteriorly broadly emarginate, so that the vertex of the head is freely exposed, posteriorly truncate, exposing the