Neopanorpa lungtaushana Cheng, 1957

Wang, Ji-Shen & Hua, Bao-Zhen, 2019, Taxonomy of the genus Neopanorpa van der Weele, 1909 (Mecoptera, Panorpidae) from the Oriental Region, with the description of two new species, European Journal of Taxonomy 543, pp. 1-17: 12-14

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https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2019.543

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Neopanorpa lungtaushana Cheng, 1957
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Neopanorpa lungtaushana Cheng, 1957 

Fig. 6View Fig

Neopanorpa lungtaushana Cheng, 1957b: 32  , figs 14–15 (type locality: Lung-Tau-Shan [now Longdoufeng], 600 m a.s.l., near Yiu Vill. above Tso-Kok-Wan [now Caojiaowan], Kwang-tung [now Guangdong], China).

Neopanorpa brevivalvae Chou & Wang in Chou et al., 1988: 38  , fig. 9 (type locality: Rucheng, Hunan, China), syn. nov.

Diagnosis

This species can be recognized by the combination of the following features: 1) forewing with an additional short band between apical and pterostigmal bands ( Fig. 6View Fig A–B); in males, 2) notal organ strongly arched dorsad at middle ( Fig. 6DView Fig); 3) postnotal organ strongly raised and finger-like ( Fig. 6DView Fig); 4) hypovalves distinctly reduced, shorter than one-fourth of hypandrium ( Fig. 6View Fig E–F); 5) ventral aedeagal valves whitish with a pair of lateral hooks ( Fig. 6F, HView Fig); and in females, 6) medigynium with broadly spatulate posterior arms, and a concealed axis ( Fig. 6LView Fig).

Material examined

CHINA – Hunan • 1 ♂ (Holotype of Neopanorpa brevivalvae  ); Rucheng County; May 1984; Zhong- Ding Li & Ri-Cheng Xiang leg.; NWAU  8 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀; Yizhang County, Mangshan Mountains ; 1200 m a.s.l.; 21 May 2016; Ying Miao leg.; NWAU  Guangdong • 1 ♂, 1 ♀; Lianzhou, Dadong Mountain ; 21–25 Jun. 2004; Chun-Tian Zhang leg.; SYSU  1 ♂, 3 ♀♀; Shaoguan, Longdoufeng, near Caojiaowan ; 24°43.73′ N, 113°53.39′ E; 400 m a.s.l.; 21 Apr. 2018; Ji-Shen Wang leg.; NWAUGoogleMaps  35 ♂♂, 28 ♀♀; same collection data as for preceding; 22 Apr. 2018; NWAUGoogleMaps  15 ♂♂, 10 ♀♀; Shaoguan, Ruyuan County, Nanling Mountains , Yunmen Mountain ; 24°49.34′ N, 113°16.49′ E; 600 m a.s.l., 25 Apr. 2018; Ji-Shen Wang leg.; NWAUGoogleMaps  10 ♂♂, 6 ♀♀; Conghua, Liuxihe National Forest Park; 23°42.54′ N, 113°47.96′ E; 800 m a.s.l.; 30 Apr. 2018; Ji-Shen Wang leg.; NWAUGoogleMaps  .

Description

MEASUREMENTS. Male: FL = 13.5–14.8 mm, FW = 3.0– 3.4 mm; HL = 12.0– 13.2 mm, HW = 2.8–3.2 mm.; Female: FL = 13.8–15.2 mm, FW = 3.0– 3.4 mm; HL = 12.5–13.6 mm, HW = 2.9–3.2 mm.

Distribution

China: southern Hunan and northern Guangdong.

Comments

The specimens collected from the type locality (Longdoufeng) were at first determined as N. brevivalvae  based exclusively on the male genitalia, especially the greatly reduced hypovalves ( Fig. 6FView Fig). The females, however, basically conform to the holotype of N. lungtaushana  in morphology, especially in the broadly spatulate posterior arms in the medigynium ( Fig. 6LView Fig).

Neopanorpa brevivalvae  was described based on a male holotype, a female allotype, as well as one male paratype and one female paratype. According to the original descriptions and illustrations ( Chou et al. 1988), the female medigynium bears an elongate axis extending beyond the main plate basally. However, the axes are greatly reduced in all the female specimens in this study. We reexamined the two female types of N. brevivalvae  , and consider that they were mismatched with the males by Chou et al. (1988). Therefore, N. brevivalvae  is here treated as a junior synonym of N. lungtaushana  .

NWAU

North-West Agricultural University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Mecoptera

Family

Panorpidae

Genus

Neopanorpa

Loc

Neopanorpa lungtaushana Cheng, 1957

Wang, Ji-Shen & Hua, Bao-Zhen 2019
2019
Loc

Neopanorpa lungtaushana

Cheng F. Y. 1957: 32
Loc

Neopanorpa brevivalvae Chou & Wang in Chou et al., 1988: 38

Chou I. & Wang S. - M. & Li Z. - D. & Tong X. - W. 1988: 38