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.
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.