Panorpa pallidimaculata  Issiki, 1929b

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.

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

Nothing is known of immature stages or life cycle.

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.


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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