Entomological Review

, Volume 93, Issue 2, pp 182–193 | Cite as

A description of a new species of the cockroach genus Prosoplecta saussure, 1864 (Dictyoptera, Ectobiidae) from South Vietnam

  • L. N. Anisyutkin


A new species of the genus Prosoplecta Saussure, 1864 (Dictyoptera, Ectobiidae), P. (Areolaria) vietnamensis sp. n., is described from South Vietnam. Areolaria Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1865 is tentatively considered a subgenus of the genus Prosoplecta. A detailed morphological description of the new species is provided.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. N. Anisyutkin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Zoological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Russian-Vietnamese Tropical Scientific Research and Technological CenterMoscowRussia

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