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Published: 2021-12-17
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The first Nocticola Bolivar 1892 (Blattodea: Nocticolidae) from New Guinea

Entomology Section, Museum of Natural History, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
South Bohemian Research Center of Aquaculture and Biodiversity of Hydrocenoses, Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Vodňany, Czech Republic
Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense, Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Jakarta, Indonesia
Department of Zoology and Fisheries, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Blattodea Nocticola baumi Cave cockroach new species troglobitic


A new species of highly troglobitic cockroach, Nocticola baumi n. sp., is described from limestone caves of Papua Province, Indonesia. The new species is the first Nocticola reported in New Guinea island and differs from other known Nocticola spp. by the combination of the following characters: compound eyes and ocelli absent, tegmina fully developed extending beyond the abdomen, hind wings absent, legs extremely long. The discovery of the genus on New Guinea bridges the gap between Oriental and Australian distribution of the genus and stresses the unknown diversity of the genus.



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