Pachyscia longicauda ( Bi, 1990 )

Ho, George Wai-Chun, 2012, Notes on the genera Sinophasma Günther, 1940 and Pachyscia Redtenbacher, 1908 (Phasmatodea: Diapheromeridae: Necrosciinae), with the description of four new species from China, Zootaxa 3495, pp. 57-72: 70-71

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.214059

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scientific name

Pachyscia longicauda ( Bi, 1990 )
status

comb. nov.

Pachyscia longicauda ( Bi, 1990)  comb. nov.

Sinophasma longicauda, Bi, 1990: 151  , figs. 1–3. Chen & He, 1992: 44, fig. 126. [Female description and illustration] Bi, Chen & He, 1992: 67.

Chen, 1993: 87, figs. 1–3.

Wang, Chen & He, 1995: 66. [First record from Guangxi] Hua, 2000: 31.

Otte & Brock, 2005: 315.

Xu, 2006: 61, fig. 4. [Egg illustration] Hennemann, Conle & Zhang, 2008: 37. Asceles longicauda, Chen & He, 1996: 41  . Chen & Wang, 1998: 16.

Chen, He & Xu, 2006: 94.

Chen & He, 2008: 118, figs. 83 a–e.

Type-material. Holotype 3, Suoxiyu, Cili, Hunan Province, China, 31.VIII. 1988, Liu Xianwei (SEM); Paratype 3, Zhangjiajie, Dayong, Hunan Province, China, 28.IX. 1986, Liu Xianwei (SEM), examined.

Other material examined. 3, 520 – 560 m., Fanjingshan, Guizhou Province, China, 14.VII. 1988, Yuan Decheng ( IZCASAbout IZCAS); 3, 500 – 950 m., Fanjingshan, Guizhou Province, China, 3.VIII. 2001, Zhao Fang ( CAUAbout CAU); Ƥ, Zhangjiajie, Dayong, Hunan Province, China, 16.VII. 2005, Li & Zhao (SNU); 23, 882 – 950 m., 16 km., Jinxiu, Guangxi Autonomous Region, China, 29.VII. 2011, Peng Zhong (SNU); 3, Gaozhai, Xing’an, Guangxi Autonomous Region, China, 24.VII. 2012, Ho, G.W.C. (GH).

Diagnosis. This species is readily distinguished from all other Pachyscia  species by tuberculate mesonotum in male and posteriorly narrowing anal segment in female.

Notes. Bi (1990) originally placed this species in Sinophasma Günther, 1940  . Chen and He (1996: 41) later transferred this species to Asceles Redtenbacher, 1908  based on Asceles quadriguttatus Chen & He, 1996  [= Pachyscia quadriguttata  ]. Actually, the elongate and posteriorly notched anal segment in male and subapically lobed mesofemora in female shows the characters of the genus Pachyscia  and therefore here transferred. First description and illustration of female was provided by Chen and He (1992: 44).

Distribution. Hunan (Suoxiyu and Zhangjiajie), Guizhou (Fanjingshan) and Guangxi (Longsheng, Jinxiu and Xing’an), China.

IZCAS

Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

CAU

China Agricultural University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Phasmida

Family

Diapheromeridae

Genus

Pachyscia

Loc

Pachyscia longicauda ( Bi, 1990 )

Ho, George Wai-Chun 2012

2012
Loc

Sinophasma longicauda

Bi 1992: 67Bi 1990: 151

1992