Panorpa hamata  Issiki & Cheng, 1947


Diagnosis: 
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.


Ecology: 
This species appears to dwell in high altitude forests.


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


Notes: 
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.


References:


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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