Panorpa hamata  Issiki & Cheng, 1947

This species is similar to Panorpa angustistriata, except that the ventral parameres apically are hammer-shaped.

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, S. Issiki, 1♂ (NTU).

Distribution – Temporal: 
Only known from type, collected in June.

This species appears to dwell in high altitude forests.

Nothing is known of immature stages or life cycle.

This species is closely related to Panorpa angustistriata, but according to Issiki & Cheng (1947) can be separated by the hammer-like tip of the male ventral parameres.   From the collecting data, the type may be a part of the original type series of P. angustistriatus.


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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