New group, new species and new records from Brazil of the atropos, brasilianus and giganteus groups (Blattaria, Blaberidae, Blaberinae)
Keywords:Blattaria, morphology, diversity, new taxon, taxonomy
AbstractThis paper presents 20 species of the genus Blaberus (Blaberidae) included in the atropos, brasilianus and giganteus groups. A new group is defined, and 12 new species are described. The genitalia of the eight known species are described. The descriptions are based on the morphology of the head, thorax and abdomen, illustrating the structures of the genitalia and variations in the form of the structures, some within the same species. New records for five known species are discussed. All material is deposited in the collection of the Museu Nacional of Rio de Janeiro.
How to Cite
Lopes, S. M., & Oliveira, E. H. de. (2013). New group, new species and new records from Brazil of the atropos, brasilianus and giganteus groups (Blattaria, Blaberidae, Blaberinae). Biota Neotropica, 13(2). Retrieved from https://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/BN/article/view/1177