Tuesday, July 31, 2018

[Entomology • 2018] Panorpa bashanicola • An Enigmatic New Species of Panorpa Linneaus (Mecoptera, Panorpidae) from the Bashan Mountains


Panorpa bashanicola
Hua, Tao & Hua, 2018


Abstract
A new species of Panorpidae, Panorpa bashanicola sp. n., is described and illustrated from the Bashan Mountains in central China. The new species is characterized by the following characters: vertex black, with two pale longitudinal stripes and four pale rounded spots; vein 1A ending before the origin of Rs; meso- and metanotum pale, and the pale color extending to tergum III in V-shape; male epandrium emarginate distally in deep U-shape; hypovalves without basal stalk, completely represented by a pair of short hypovalves, extending to distal third of gonocoxite, with five black stout setae in distal portion; paramere simple, S-shaped; a bundle of long hairs between dorsal and ventral valves of aedeagus; dorsal valves of aedeagus much longer than ventral valves and curved ventrally, with distal portion foot-shaped; female medigynium twice as long as wide, with stout axis extending over one-third its length beyond main plate.

Keywords: China, Hubei, Oriental Region, Mecoptera, Panorpa, Panorpidae, Shaanxi


Figure 2. Panorpa bashanicola sp. n., adults in dorsal view.
A Male B Female.

Panorpa bashanicola sp. n.

Diagnosis: The new species can be readily distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: vertex black, with two pale longitudinal stripes and four pale rounded spots; vein 1A ending before the origin of Rs; one cross-vein between veins 1A and 2A; meso- and metanotum pale, and the pale color extending to tergum III in a V-shape; male epandrium emarginate distally in a deep U-shape; hypovalves extending to the distal third of gonocoxite, with five stout black setae on the distal portion; paramere simple, S-shaped; a bundle of long hairs between the dorsal and ventral valves of aedeagus; dorsal valves of aedeagus much longer than ventral valves and curved ventrally, with distal portion foot-shaped; female medigynium twice as long as wide, with stout axis extending over one-third its length beyond main plate.

Etymology: The specific epithet, bashanicola, refers to its type locality, Bashan Mountains.

Distribution: China (Shaanxi and Hubei).


 Yuan Hua, Shi-Heng Tao and Bao-Zhen Hua. 2018. An Enigmatic New Species of Panorpa Linneaus from the Bashan Mountains (Mecoptera, Panorpidae). ZooKeys. 777: 109-118. DOI:  10.3897/zookeys.777.26056


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