Tipula (Vestiplex) kiritshenkoi Savchenko

Starkevich, Pavel, Podenas, Sigitas & Gelhaus, Jon K., 2020, Taxonomic review of Tipula (Vestiplex Bezzi) crane flies (Diptera: Tipulidae) in Mongolia, Zootaxa 4837 (1), pp. 1-88: 35-39

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Tipula (Vestiplex) kiritshenkoi Savchenko
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Tipula (Vestiplex) kiritshenkoi Savchenko  

( Figs 13 View FIGURES 10–13 , 26 View FIGURES 14–27 , 63–74 View FIGURES 63–70 View FIGURES 71–74 ; Map 4 View MAPS 4–6 )

Tipula (Vestiplex) kiritshenkoi Savchenko, 1960: 213   ; 1964: 203; Oosterbroek & Theowald, 1992: 156.

Type material examined. HOLOTYPE ♂: MONGOLIA, Khangai Mts. (south-east), Lamyn-Gegen, 16 VII 1926, Kirichenko ( ZIN)   . PARATYPES: 6 ♂, 2 ♀, topotypic ( ZIN)   .

Additional material examined. MONGOLIA. Arkhangay Aimag: 1 ♀, Changaj Mountains, between Somon Ichtamir and Somon Culuut, 20 km from Ichtamir, 2150 m, Exp. Dr. Z. Kaszab , Nr. 716, 19.vii.1966 ( HNHM)   ; 65 ♂, 13 ♀, Khotont Soum, trib. of Tsagaan Sumiin/ Jarantain Gol , ~ 43 km SW Khotont, N47.07888, E102.16608, 1699 m, 9–10.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04070902 GoogleMaps   ; 7 ♂, 1 ♀, Tsenkher Soum, Nuuriin Khooloi lake ~ 9km SW Tavanbulag, N47.33933, E101.82093, 1693 m, 10.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04071001 GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, Tsenkher Soum, Tsetserleg Gol ~ 50 km SSW Tavanbulag, N47.04409, E101.76352, 1902 m, 11.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04071102 GoogleMaps   ; 5 ♂, Tsenkher soum, Uliin Gol in Budent valley ~ 60 km SSW Tavanbulag, N46.97927, E101.69877, 2075 m, 11.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04071101 GoogleMaps   ; 13 ♂, Tsenkher Soum, Tsetseleg Gol ~ 17 km SW Tavanbulag, N47.26999, E101.80227, 1684 m, 10–12.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04071002 GoogleMaps   ; 3 ♂, 1 ♀, Ikhtamir Soum, NW braid of Khoit Tamir Gol ~ 25 km SW Ikhtamir, N47.50523, E100.93208, 1728 m, 14–15.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04071402 GoogleMaps   ; 9 ♂, 5 ♀, Chuluut Soum, Khanui Gol ~ 60 km SW Ikhtamir, N47.50949, E100.57510, 1981 m, 15.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04071502 GoogleMaps   ; 19 ♂, 7 ♀, Chuluut Soum, Khurmen / Davaat Gol 15 km SSE Chuluut / Jargalant , N47.42580, E100.30130, 2104 m, 15–16.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04071503 GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Chuluut Soum, ponds at Egiin Davaa ~ 47 km SW Chuluut / Jargalant , N47.21198, E99.91114, 2582 m, 16.vii.2004, A.E.Z. Short, J.K. Gelhaus, Enkhnasan, SRP04071601 GoogleMaps   ; 10 ♂, 4 ♀, Chuluut Soum, Chuluutin Gol ~ 45 km SW Chuluut / Jargalant , N47.21768, E99.92824, 2471 m, 16.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04071602 GoogleMaps   ; 3 ♂, Chuluut Soum, Chuluutin Gol ~ 33 km SW Chuluut / Jargalant , N47.29702, E100.03136, 2287 m, 16–17.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04071603 GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, Tariat Soum, Nariin Gichgenii Gol / Urd Terkh Gol ~ 5 km SE Khorgo / Tariat , N48.12661, E99.94128, 2019 m, 17–18.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04071702 GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, Tariat Soum, Terkhiin Tsagan Nuur ~ 8 km W Khorgo / Tariat , N48.14404, E99.78300, 2057 m, 18.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04071801 GoogleMaps   ; 8 ♂, 2 ♀, Tariat Soum, Khunt Nuur ~ 3 km SW Tsagaan nuur Brigade , N48.07248, E99.52216, 2062 m, 18.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04071802 GoogleMaps   ; 27 ♂, Khangay Soum, Khoit Ekhnii Gol ~ 13 km SW Khunt, N47.75747, E99.35827, 2215 m, 18–19.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04071803 GoogleMaps   . Bayan Olgii Aimag: 6 ♂, Tsengel Soum, Sul Uuliin Gol, trib. Tsagaan Gol, Altai-Tavan Bogd NP, N49.10448, E88.04845, 2796 m, 10.vii.2008, S. Podenas, MAIS08071001 GoogleMaps   ; 11 ♂, 1 ♀, Tsengel Soum, unnamed trib. Sul Uuliin Gol, Altai-Tavan Bogd NP, N49.11960, E88.0182, 2927 m, 10.vii.1008, R GoogleMaps   . W. Bouchard, Jr., MAIS08071002   ; 17 ♂, Tsengel Soum, unnamed trib. of Potitinii Noson Gol, Altai-Tavan Bogd NP, basecamp, N49.15020, E87.94160, 3087 m, 10.vii.2008, R GoogleMaps   . W. Bouchard, Jr., MAIS08071003   . Bayankhongor Aimag: 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Bayankhongor Aimag, Erdenesogt Soum, Shargaljuut Gol near Salkhit Uul and forested hillside, N46.47630, E101.43793, 2414 m, 5.vii.2011, S. Podenas, MAIS2011070504 GoogleMaps   . Bulgan Aimag: 1 ♀, Bugat Soum, unnamed trib. of Boorolgiin Gol , N48.99091, E103.26042, 1310 m, 8.vii.2006, SRP06070803 GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, Bulgan Soum, unnamed hillside trib. of Khairkhan Davaani Gol , N46.94286, E100.85532, 2311 m, 13.vii.2004, J.K. Gelhaus, J.C. Morse, A. E.Z. Short, SRP04071303 GoogleMaps   ; 3 ♂, Bulgan Soum, Urd Tamir Gol braid upstream of bridge ~ 63 km SW Tsetserleg, N47.11192, E101.01048, 2066 m, 13–15.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04071302 GoogleMaps   . Hovsgol Aimag: 2 ♂, See Tunamal nuur, 26 km SW Somon Scharga, 1950 m, Exp. Dr. Z. Kaszab , Nr. 995, 21.vi.1968 ( HNHM)   ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Alag Mort, 42 km NE Pass Chaldzan Sogotyn davaa, RiverTesijn gol, 1900 m, Exp. Dr. Z. Kaszab , Nr. 1107, 14.vii.1968 ( HNHM)   ; 1 ♂, N Somon Chatgal SW shore of Chövsgöl nuur, 1650 m, Exp. Dr. Z. Kaszab , Nr. 1124, 18.vii.1968 ( HNHM)   ; 1 ♂, Khovsgol Nuur (lake) area, Khatgal , house yard, 1575 m, 50°25′58″N, 100°09′50″E, 10.vii.1996, E. Hunter #K9610   ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Khovsgol Nuur (lake) at Khatgal (dock), 1657 m, 50°27′45″N, 100°10′20″E, 18.vii.1996, E. Hunter #K9618   ; 18 ♂, 1 ♀, Chandmani-Ondor Soum, unnamed trib. of Hohoo Gol , N50.66022, E100.73886, 1566 m, 18.vii.2005, SRPT, SRP05071802 GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♀, Chandmani-Ondor Soum, west branch (unnamed) of Khalkhan Gol, upstream of Bolnain Rashaan , 58 km NE Hatgal, N50.78323, E100.79572, 1676 m, 18–19.vii.2005, SRPT, SRP05071803 GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♀, east trib. of upper Hohoo Gol ( Bugat Gol ), 44.5 km NE Hatgal, N50.69174, E10.66691, 1595 m, 19.vii.2005, SRPT, SRP05071902 GoogleMaps   ; 10 ♂, 5 ♀, Bayanzurkh Soum, Altargana Gol, 4.2 km N Bayanzurkh, N50.21297, E98.96367, 1662 m, 21–22.vii.2005, SRPT, SRP05072103 GoogleMaps   ; 5 ♂, 1 ♀, cold spring on southern trib. of Beltesiin Gol , 10.1 km SW Sumber, N50.09674, E99.42659, 1882 m, 22.vii.2005, SRPT, SRP05072202 GoogleMaps   ; 8 ♂, 6 ♀, Tumurbulag Soum, Bugcei ( Bugceiin ) Gol , 45.5 km SW Moron, N49.26168, E99.88242, 1618 m, 23.vii.2005, SRPT, SRP05072301 GoogleMaps   ; 10 ♂, 10 ♀, Bayan-Ondor Soum , N49.23175, E99.90027, 1790 m, 23.vii.2005, SRPT, SRP05072302 GoogleMaps   ; 5 ♂, 1 ♀, Ulaan-Uul Soum, unnamed trib. (stream) of Beltes Gol, 34.0 km NE Bayanzurh , 2113 m, N50.42980, E99.21690, 28.vi.2006, J.K. Gelhaus #1054-A, SRP06062803 GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, Ulaan-Uul Soum, Guna ( Gunain ) Gol (river), 11 km NNW Ulaan-Uul, N50.77518, E99.18892, 1615 m, 4.vii.2006, SRP06070403 GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, Bayanzurh Soum, Beltes Gol (river), 6 km ENE Bayanzurh, 1682 m, N50.19880, E99.03148, 6.vii.2006, SRP06070601 GoogleMaps   ; 3 ♂, Renchinlhumbe Soum, Hog Gol (river), 25 km W Renchinlhumbe, 1569 m, N51.09576, E99.31911, 1.vii.2006, J.K. Gelhaus #1060, SRP06070101 GoogleMaps   ; 3 ♂, 1 ♀, Hatgal (N), “Natures door” hotel, approximate coordinates N50.5930000, E100.1826389, 11–12.vii.2012, J.C. Morse, J.K. Gelhaus GoogleMaps   . Ovorhangay Aimag: 1 ♂, Kharkhorin Soum, Sant Uul pass, 23 km SE Shinebrigade, N46.87219, E103.14081, 2007 m, 5.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04070501 GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, Zuunbayan-Ulaan Soum, Millenium Road A0301 marker 380.6 km ~ 50 km NE Arvayheer, N46.60919, E103.10400, 1820 m, 5.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04070502 GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Hujirt Soum, Khavtsaliin Gol valley , N46.76292, E103.02561, 1750 m, 5– 6.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04070504 GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Bat-Olziy Soum, braid of Orkhon Gol ~ 40 km W Khujirt, N46.88586, E102.34386, 1646 m, 6–7.vii. 2004, SRPT, SRP04070603 GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Bat-Olziy Soum, Orkhon’s Waterfall on Ulaan Gol ~ 300 m S Orkhon Gol, ~ 84 km W Khujirt , N46.78742, E101.96021, 1809 m, 7.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04070701 GoogleMaps   ; 9 ♂, 3 ♀, Bat-Olziy Soum, Ulaan Gol ~ 93 km W Khujirt, N46.73093, E101.88583, 1894 m, 7–8.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04070702 GoogleMaps   ; 3 ♂, Uyanga Soum, Khangai Mountains, Khuysiyn Naiman Nuur Strictly Protected Area , streams entering east side of Shireet Nuur ( Lake ), down from davaa (pass), N46.51908, E101.84940, 2446 m, 7.vii.2011, C. R GoogleMaps   . Nelson & T   . A. McKnight & MAIST, MAIS2011070701   ; 3 ♂, Uyanga Soum, Khangai Mountains, Shuranga Gol , just outside entrance to Khuysiyn Naiman Nuur Strictly Protected Area , N46.47528, E101.88175, 2451 m, 7.vii.2011, S. Podenas, MAIS2011070703 GoogleMaps   ; 3 ♂, Uyanga Soum, Ovtiyn Gol , 20 km SE Bat-Olziy, N46.64265, E102.30885, 2069 m, 8.vii.2011, S. Podenas, MAIS2011070801 GoogleMaps   . Selenge Aimag: 1 ♀, Baruunharaa Soum, Haraa Gol , 2.3 km S Bayangol, N48.87738, E106.12375, 807 m, 4–5.vii.2005, SRPT, SRP05070402 GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, Selenge Soum, West Branch of Khartsain Gol , 33.8 km WNW Hyalgant, N49.6509, E103.88078, 1480 m, 8–9.vii.2005, SRPT, SRP05070802 GoogleMaps   . Uvs Aimag: 1 ♂, Tarialan Soum, Khartarvagatay Gol, 30 km SW Tarialan, N49.55006, E91.70007, 2309 m, 3.vii. 2010, MAIST, MAIS2010070301 GoogleMaps   ; 29 ♂, 4 ♀, Tarialan Soum, Nutsgen Gol, 70 km SW Tarialan, N49.53507, E91.60309, 2552 m, 3.vii.2010, MAIST, MAIS2010070302 GoogleMaps   ; 19 ♂, 2 ♀, Tarialan Soum, Dund Gol, 73 km SW Tarialan, N49.51831, E91.58729, 2464 m, 3.vii.2010, MAIST, MAIS2010070303 GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, Turgen Soum, Javartain Gol & Turgen Gol, 33 km SW Turgen, N49.89234, E91.35239, 1849 m, 16–17.vii.2010, MAIST, MAIS2010071602 GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Ondorkhangai Soum, Baruunturuuni Gol & Morguugiin Gol, 20 km NNW Ondorkhangai, N49.44592, E94.79595, 1688 m, 19–20.vii.2010, MAIST, MAIS2010071902 GoogleMaps   . Zavkhan Aimag: 1 ♀, 24 km E Somon Songino, 2000 m, Exp. Dr. Z. Kaszab , Nr. 1097, 12.vii.1968 ( HNHM)   ; 1 ♂, 2 ♀, Choit chunch, 26 km ENE Lake Telmen nuur, 2150 m, Exp. Dr. Z. Kaszab , Nrs. 1102, 1103, 13.vii.1968 ( HNHM)   ; 1 ♀, Tosontsengel Soum, unnamed reed lake and marsh by Tegshiin Gol , ~ 70 km SW Tosontsengel, N48°19′52.6″, E97°51′52.2″, 22.vii.2004, A.E.Z. Short, J.K. Gelhaus, Enkhnasan, SRP04072202 GoogleMaps   ; 7 ♂, 5 ♀, Ider Soum Ideriin Gol ~ 4 km NE Zuunmod / Ider , N48.24995, E97.40627, 1929 m, 22–23.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04072203 GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♀, Ider Soum, ponds by Ideriin Gol at Darkhjan Uul Brigade ~ 12 km SE Zuunmod / Ider , N48.13246, E97.48425, 2025 m, 23.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04072301 GoogleMaps   ; 4 ♂, Ider Soum, Zagastain Gol ~ 11 km NNE Zagastain Davaa, N48.15779, E97.21441, 2108 m, 24.vii.2004, SRPT, SRP04072401 GoogleMaps   .

Elevation range in Mongolia. Adults were collected at altitudes ranging from 800 m to 3100 m.

Period of activity. Adults are active from the middle of June through to late July.

Known distribution. Mongolia ( Map 4 View MAPS 4–6 ) and Russia (Tuva).

Redescription. Male. Body length 14.9–18.0 mm, wing length 15.1–17.5 mm. General body coloration brownish yellow.

Head. Bluish gray, vertex and occiput gray with brown median line. Rostrum yellowish brown sparsely dusted with gray, nasus short and stout. Antenna 13-segmented, if bent backward reaching base of abdomen. Scape and pedicel brownish yellow, flagellum black. Each flagellomere except first one with large basal enlargement, deeply incised. Apical flagellomere very small, reduced, distinctly shorter than preceding flagellomeres. Verticils about 2/3 times as long as corresponding flagellomere. Palpus brown.

Thorax. Brownish gray. Pronotum brownish, gray pruinose with weak brown median line. Prescutum and presutural scutum bluish gray, with 4 indistinct darker longitudinal stripes not bordered by brown. Intermediate pair separated. Interspace between median and lateral stripes light gray with light setae arising from small pores. Postsutural scutum bluish gray, scutal lobe with 2 indistinct darkened spots. Scutellum brownish yellow with narrow brown line. Mediotertgite gray pruinose with broad brown median line. Pleura brownish, covered with bluish-gray puinosity. Coxae gray pruinose. Trochanters, femora and tibiae yellowish brown. Tarsal segments passing into brown. Distal part of femora and tibiae slightly darkened. Tarsal claws without tooth. Wing indistinctly patterened with brown. Halter with brownish-yellow stem and dark brown knob.

Abdomen. Brownish yellow, with distinct brown median line reaching tergite 7 with lateral stripe. Lateral margins of tergites pale. Abdominal tergite 1 laterally dusted with gray, succeeding tergites yellowish. Sternite 1 dusted with gray, succeeding sternites brownish yellow.

Hypopygium. Brownish yellow, slightly broader at base than abdomen. Tergite 9 shaped as large concave crescent sclerotised saucer ( Fig. 63 View FIGURES 63–70 ). Main body of tergal saucer brownish yellow with blackened rim. Posterior margin of tergal saucer broadly emarginated provided with small denticles. Median U-shaped notch broad, with 2 blackened acute teeth on either side. Lateral angle of tergal saucer in shape of broad obtuse projection. Anterior and lateral portions of tergal saucer raised into sclerotised slightly wavy border which laterally produced into short obtuse tooth directed caudad and situated under lateral angle of tergal saucer. Gonocoxite unarmed ( Fig. 64 View FIGURES 63–70 ). Outer gonostylus flattened, widest at middle with apex rounded ( Fig. 65 View FIGURES 63–70 ). Inner gonostylus in shape of large, claw-shaped humpbacked plate with massive mid-dorsal blackened and rounded projection. Beak extended into rostrum resembling bird’s beak ( Fig. 66 View FIGURES 63–70 ). Gonocoxal fragment large with lateral and medial sclerites well-developed ( Fig. 67 View FIGURES 63–70 ). Medial sclerites fused, anterior apodeme long and broad, posterior part flat and arched. Lateral sclerite large and bilobed. Aedeagal guide in shape of slender tube ( Fig. 68 View FIGURES 63–70 ). Sperm pump with central vesicle small and flattened ( Figs 13 View FIGURES 10–13 , 69 View FIGURES 63–70 ). Compressor apodeme with median incision. Posterior immovable apodeme about as long as compressor apodeme, large and extended laterally into broad plate. Anterior immovable apodeme nearly triangle. Aedeagus shaped as very long tube, 12.4 times as long as sperm pump ( Fig. 13 View FIGURES 10–13 ), basally dark brown, medially light brown, apically passing into yellow. Distal part ventrally membranous, shovel-shaped ( Fig. 70 View FIGURES 63–70 ).

Female. Body length 21.5–27.3 mm, wing length 2.9–3.9 mm. Female differs from male by reduced wings and elongate abdomen.Antenna short, if bent backward not reaching base of wing. Scape, pedicel and flagellum brownish. Prescutum and presutural scutum generally similar to male.

Ovipositor ( Figs 71–74 View FIGURES 71–74 ). Tergite 10 shiny, light brown. Cercus brownish yellow, relatively broad, slightly longer than tergite 10, tip obtuse and slightly curved dorsally, outer margin with indistinct serration ( Fig. 71 View FIGURES 71–74 ). Hypovalva in shape of yellow, elongated filament, with short trichia at tip ( Fig. 72 View FIGURES 71–74 ). Median incision between hypovalvae deeper than posterior margin of sternite 8. Lateral incision small. Lateral angle of sternite 8 rounded. Sternite 9 with anterior part slightly broadened, posterior part slightly extended ( Fig. 73 View FIGURES 71–74 ). Furca anteriorly narrowing, posteriorly broad. Bursa copulatrix with spermathecal ducts sclerotised at base, in shape of nearly straight, dark brown process ( Fig. 74 View FIGURES 71–74 ). Wall of bursa copulatrix on connection site with spermathecal ducts pale without sclerotisation. Cul-desac of bursa copulatrix curved with darkened wall. Spermatheca nearly oval, broadened at base ( Fig. 21 View FIGURES 14–27 ).

ZIN

Russian Academy of Sciences, Zoological Institute, Zoological Museum

HNHM

Hungarian Natural History Museum (Termeszettudomanyi Muzeum)

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Bibionidae

Genus

Tipula

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Tipula (Vestiplex) kiritshenkoi Savchenko

Starkevich, Pavel, Podenas, Sigitas & Gelhaus, Jon K. 2020
2020
Loc

Tipula (Vestiplex) kiritshenkoi

Oosterbroek, P. & Theowald, Br. 1992: 156
Savchenko, E. N. 1964: 203
Savchenko, E. N. 1960: 213
1960