Panorpa rantaisanensis  Issiki, 1929b

This is one of the species with narrow hypovalves with deep medial cleft almost to the base of the 9th sternite.  The medial margin of the hypovalves has long, medially-directed setae.  The ventral parameres are very short and compact, with two short tufts of bristles on either side and a short rounded lobe between tufts.  Dististyles bear a pair of long setae on the mesal surface just beyond the basal lobe.

Distribution – Geographical: 
Originally described from Mt. Rantaisan ( = Mt. Lantashan), 7000 ft. [2133 m], 3-5 June 1927, S. Issiki, 2♂♂ (depository ?).

Distribution – Temporal: 
Known only from the type series collected in early June.

This is an area of high, cool, moist, montane forest.

Nothing is known of immature stages or life cycle.

This species name refers to the Japanese name for Mt. Rantaisan (now Mt. Lantashan).


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



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