Ross, Andrew (2019) The Blattodea (cockroaches), Mantodea (praying mantises) and Dermaptera (earwigs) of the Insect Limestone (late Eocene), Isle of Wight, including the first record of Mantodea from the UK. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISSN 1755-6910

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Abstract

The fossil cockroaches (Blattodea), praying mantises (Mantodea) and earwigs (Demaptera) are described from the Insect Limestone (Priabonian) of the Isle of Wight, southern England. Three new species of cockroach are described in the family Ectobiidae – Phyllodromica protosardea sp. nov., Balta protosimilis sp. nov. and Malaccina? wightensis sp. nov. – and a further nine indeterminate species are presented (based on ten specimens). The only known specimen of praying mantis is described as Protohierodula crabbi gen. et sp. nov. in the family Manteidae, which constitutes the first record of Mantodea from the UK. The only known specimen of earwig is an incomplete juvenile belonging to the superfamily Forficuloidea.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: First View
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corydiidae Ectobiidae Forficuloidea Manteidae Priabonian
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Q Science > QE Geology
Q Science > QK Botany
Q Science > QL Zoology
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2019 16:44
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2019 16:44
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/2198

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