Panorpa lintienshana  Cheng, 1952

Wings relatively heavily pigmented, although apical band of forewing is reduced to a series of small spots.  Pterostigmal band complete with caudal branch.  Basal band complete.  Male hypovalves reach almost to apex of basistyles, and medially cleft almost to base of 9th sternite.  Ventral parameres of male genitalia thick, unbranched, with apical and medial pilosity,  extended to just short of apex of basistyles.  Dorsal valves digitiform and widely separated, extending to apex of dististyles.  Female subgenital plate apically notched.  Genital plate with axial arms widely separated at base;  basal plate apically with pair of rounded lobes.

Distribution –
Geographical:  Lintienshan, Karenko, 15-20 May 1948, F.-Y. Cheng, 1♂, 1♀ (holotype, allotype – Cheng Collection); same data, except 1♂, 1♀ (MCZ); same data, except 4♂♂, 1♀ (NTU).

Distribution – Temporal: 
only known from mid May.

Nothing is known of habitat preferences

Nothing is known of immature stages or life cycle.

According to Cheng (1952) this species is a member of the deceptor-group (with heavy pigmentation on the wings, and most resembles Panorpa angustistriata.  However, it differs from this latter species by “the shape of the parameres of the male, and the subgenital plate of the female.”

This species is named for the locality Lintienshan.  Lintienshan is an old Japanese logging village along the East Coast of Taiwan which is now a historical site.


Cheng, F.-Y. 1952. Additions to the Mecopterous Fauna of Formosa. Psyche. 59:89-95.





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