Bicaubittacus sonani (Issiki, 1929)
Diagnosis: The very small male epiandrial lobes places this species in Bicaubittacus. The epiandrial lobes are about the same length as the cerci and about ½ the length of the basistyles. Other distinctive characteristics include a dentate base of the aedeagus and small denticles at the apicodorsal margin of the epiandrial lobes.
Distribution – Geographical: This species is endemic to Taiwan. Within the island it is known only from Sungkang (= Mt. Tattaka).
Distribution – Temporal: The only known specimen was collected on 3 June 1927 at 2133 m (7000 ft.) by J. Sonan.
Ecology: This specimen was collected at what seems like extraordinarily high elevation.
Biology: Nothing is known of its life history or immature stages.
Notes: This species is named for Jinhaku Sonan who collected many of the Mecoptera specimens used in Dr. Issiki’s descriptions. More about his life can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinhaku_Sonan.
Issiki, S. 1929. Descriptions of new Mecoptera from the Japanese Empire.Transactions of the Natural History Society of Taiwan, 19:260-314.