Tanypus punctipennis Meigen

Kobayashi, Tadashi & Endo, Kazuo, 2008, Synonymic notes on some species of Chironomidae (Diptera) described by Dr. M. Sasa (†), Zootaxa 1712, pp. 49-64: 53-55

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Tanypus punctipennis Meigen
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Tanypus punctipennis Meigen  

( Figs. 13–14 View FIGURES 13 – 26 )

Tanypus punctipennis Meigen, 1818: 61   .

Zavrelimyia inaveua Sasa, Kitami et Suzuki, 2001: 23   , Fig. 25 View FIGURES 13 – 26 a –j. [Holotype 401 (2): 050.] Syn. nov.

Zavrelimyia inaveua   is characterized by a large (150 μm long, 100 μm wide), ovoid scutal tubercle ( Fig. 13 View FIGURES 13 – 26 ); MCu proximal to FCu (see Sasa et al. 2001, Fig. 25 View FIGURES 13 – 26 d); tibial spurs slender, elongate, main tooth 1 / 3 – 1 / 2 spur length, with 2–3 lateral teeth ( Fig. 14 View FIGURES 13 – 26 ). These are all characters diagnostic of the genus Tanypus Meigen. The   wing membrane of Z. inaveua   has 4 dark spots in cell r 2 + 3, identical to those in Tanypus punctipennis Meigen.   Z. inaveua   is thus regarded as a junior synonym of T. punctipennis   .

Tanypus punctipennis   is widely distributed in the Palaearctic region ( Ashe & Cranston 1990), and also in Japan ( Tokunaga 1937; Hashimoto 1985). In earlier records from Japan, almost all Tanypus   were identified as T. punctipennis   . Recently, the first author has found larvae which are similar to T. chinensis Wang, 1994   . However, there is wide intraspecific morphological variation in the genus, which requires a more detailed study of the Japanese specimens.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Chironomidae

Genus

Tanypus

Loc

Tanypus punctipennis Meigen

Kobayashi, Tadashi & Endo, Kazuo 2008
2008
Loc

Zavrelimyia inaveua Sasa, Kitami et Suzuki, 2001 : 23

Sasa 2001: 23
2001
Loc

Tanypus punctipennis

Meigen 1818: 61
1818