Panorpa pectinata  Issiki, 1929b


Diagnosis: 
This is one of the species with narrow hypovalves with deep medial cleft.  The ventral parameres have a basal spur similar to Panorpa pallidimaculata, but with setae all along the medial margin of the main valve and a small apical bifurcation.


Distribution – Geographical: 
Mt. Arisan ( = Chiayi County, Alishan Township, Mt. Alishan), 2200 m, 30 August 1927, J. Sonan and K. Shibata, 2♂♂, 3♀♀ (depository ?); Mt. Guntaisan, 6500 ft. [1981 m],  11 July 1925, S. Issiki, 1♂ (depository ?).


Distribution – Temporal: 
July and August.

 

Ecology:  This species is found in high, cool, moist, montane forests.


Biology: 
The morphology and development of the immature stages is discussed by Yie (1951).


Notes: 
The combination of basal spur and apically bifurcate vental paramere will separate this species from Panorpa pallidimaculata and all other species.  The name “pectinata” probably refers to the comb-like appearance of setae along the mesal length of the ventral parameres.


References:


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


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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