Neoperla leigongshana Du & Wang, 2007

Mo, Raorao, Wang, Ying, Wang, Guoquan, Li, Weihai & Murányi, Dávid, 2021, Two new species and three new provincial records of Neoperla (Plecoptera: Perlidae) from Nanling Mountains, China, Zootaxa 5040 (2), pp. 195-214 : 202-206

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Neoperla leigongshana Du & Wang, 2007


Neoperla leigongshana Du & Wang, 2007

( Figs. 6–8 View FIGURE 6 View FIGURE 7 View FIGURE 8 )

Neoperla leigongshana Du & Wang, 2007: 87 ; Li, Wang & Lu, 2011: 57; Yang & Li, 2018: 41.

Material examined. 1 male ( HIST), China: Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guilin City , Xing’an County, Maoershan National Nature Reserve , Grand Canyon , N 25°51’ 27’’, E 110°28’0”, 523 m, 2020. VI.20, light trap, Mo, Lai et al GoogleMaps .; 1 male ( HIST), Guangxi, Guilin City, Multinational Autonomous County of Longsheng, Huaping National Nature Reserve , Cujiang Station , N 25°37’37’’, E 109°54’42’’, 732 m, 2020.VII.26, Malaise trap, Tan GoogleMaps ; 1 male ( HIST), 2020. V.18, same locality and collector as above GoogleMaps ; 1 male ( HIST), Hunan Province, Chenzhou City, Yizhang County, Mangshan National Forest Park, N 24°58’48”, E 112°54’36”, 643–1769 m, 2020.IX.5, Mo GoogleMaps .

Distribution and ecology. China: Guangxi, Guizhou and Hunan, widespread in southern China ( Fig. 15 View FIGURE 15 ). The locality in the Maoershan is the same as for N. chebalinga . The Malaise trap in Huaping, Cujiang Station was set up in a forest, and the insects may have come from nearby forest stream or brook or from a great distance. The Mangshan locality is a small brook with stony substrate, flowing in wet coniferous forest.

Remarks. This species was originally described from Guizhou Province ( Du & Wang 2007), and is first record- ed from Guangxi and Hunan provinces in the present study. The color pattern, terminalia and aedeagus of fresh male specimens agree with the type material in most characters ( Du & Wang 2007). However, the aedeagus of the specimen from Maoershan of Guangxi ( Fig. 8 View FIGURE 8 ) seems most similar to original illustrations in size of aedeagal spinules, while the aedeagal spinules of the specimen from Mangshan are smaller and shorter ( Fig. 7 View FIGURE 7 ). Our male specimens have a smaller posteromedial patch of sensilla basiconica on tergum 6, which can be regarded as intraspecific variation. We provide additional illustrations ( Figs. 6–8 View FIGURE 6 View FIGURE 7 View FIGURE 8 ) to aid in the recognition of this apparently widespread southern China species.


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Neoperla leigongshana Du & Wang, 2007

Mo, Raorao, Wang, Ying, Wang, Guoquan, Li, Weihai & Murányi, Dávid 2021

Neoperla leigongshana

Yang, D. & Li, W. H. 2018: 41
Li, W. H. & Wang, H. L. & Lu, W. Y. 2011: 57
Du, Y. Z. & Wang, Z. J. 2007: 87
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