Panorpa shibatai  Issiki, 1929b


Diagnosis:
  This is one of the species with narrow, short hypovalves with a deep medial cleft between them.  The ventral parameres are short and thick, arising about half the length of the basistyles and terminating near the tip of the basistyles.  There is a comb of bristles along the mesal surface and at the apex, with a short spur subapically on the lateral surface.


Distribution – Geographical: 
Originally described from Mt. Arisan ( = Chiayi County, Alishan Township, Alishan), 2200 m, 30 August 1927, J. Sonan and K. Shibata, 2♂♂, 2♀♀ (depository ?).


Distribution – Temporal: 
Only known from the type series collected in late August, although Yie must have collected further specimens for his 1951 monograph.


Ecology: 
The Alishan area is high, cool, moist, montane forest.


Biology:  
Yie (1951) indicates that there are 20.0 eggs per egg cluster.


Notes: 
The name “shibatai” refers to the collector of the type series, K. Shibata.


References:


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


Issiki, S. and F.-Y. Cheng
. 1947. Formosan Mecoptera with Descriptions of New Species. Memoirs of theCollege of Agriculture, national Taiwan University, 1:1-17

 

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