Panorpa pallidimaculata  Issiki, 1929b


Diagnosis: 
This is one of the species with thin hypovalves and deep medial cleft between them.  Hypovalves extend only about 2/3 length of basistyles.  Ventral parameres with short basal spur, rather than elongate branch; valves extend to apex of basistyles, becoming broader at apex, with long apical setae.  Medial cleft between dorsal valves with dark base.


Distribution – Geographical: 
Originally described from Mt. Tattaka ( = Sungkang), 7000 ft. [2133 m], 20 July 1925, S. Issiki, 1♂ (depository ?);  and east side of Mt. Guntaisan, 7000 ft. [2133 m], 11 July 1925, S. Issiki, 3♂♂ (depository ?).


Distribution – Temporal:
  Adults have only been collected in mid – July.


Ecology: 
The type localities appear to be high, cool, moist, montane forests.


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


Notes: 
Females of this species are still unknown.  At this time ♀♀ cannot be identified without association with males.  The feature that distinguishes this species is the basal spur of the ventral parameres of ♂♂.


The name “pallidimaculata” probably refers to the faint markings on the otherwise colorless wings.


References:


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

 

 

 

 

 

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