Panorpa angustistriata  Issiki, 1929b


Diagnosis: 
This species has a pale medial stripe on the meso- and metanota.  Males of this species have hypovalves that are separated almost to the base of the 9th sternite; they are narrow and parallel.and do not reach to the base of the dististyles.  The ventral parameres appear to originate at the lateral phalange of the basistyle and are very short – reaching only to apex of basistyles.  The ventral parameres have many irregular bristles on their medial surface.  The basal lobe of the dististyle is a flat plate.


Distribution – Geographical: 
This species was originally collected at:  Higashinōkō, (= Tungnunkao = East Nenggao, 24.0226°N, 121.3055°E), east side of Mt. Kiraishusan, 7000 ft.[2133.6 m], 27 June 1927, S. Issiki, 14♂♂. 12♀♀ (depository ?); allotype deposited in NTU (Issiki & Cheng, 1947).  Additional records include:  Higasinoko, 4 June 1943, S. Issiki, 1♂ (USNM); Tattaka, 7 June 1943, S. Issiki, 1♂ (USNM).

 

Distribution – Temporal:  The only known records are for June.


Ecology: 
This appears to be a high altitude, forest-dwelling species.


Biology: 
Nothing is known of immature stages or life cycle.


Notes: 
No lectotype appears to have ever been designated from the original type series, which cannot be located at this time.  Issiki and Cheng (1947) designated an allotype from the original series.

 

References:


Issiki, S.  1929b.  Descriptions of new Mecoptera from the Japanese Empire.  Transactions of the Natural History Society of Formosa  19:260-314.


Issiki, S. and F.-y. Cheng.  1947.  Formosan Mecoptera with Descriptions of new Species.  Memoirs of the College of Agriculture, National Taiwan University  1(4):1-17.  3 plates.


Yie, S.-T. 1951. The Biology of Formosan Panorpidae and Morphology of Eleven Species of their immature Stages. Memoirs of the College of Agriculture, National Taiwan University, 2(4):1-111.

 

 

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