A nearly cryptic scorpionfly, Panorpa cryptica n sp.(Mecoptera: Panorpidae) from North America

Abstract

The first nearly cryptic species of scorpionfly from the United States, Strong>Panorpa cryptica Bicha and Schiff, n. sp., is described from northern Georgia, southwestern North Carolina and northwestern South Carolina. This insect was initially differentiated from the very similar Panorpa nebulosa Westwood by its unique cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) mitochondrial DNA. Habitat details, distribution, and biology are described.

  • Citation: Bicha, Wesley; Schiff, Nathan; Lancaster, Aaron; Scheffler, Brian 2015. A nearly cryptic scorpionfly, Panorpa cryptica n sp.(Mecoptera: Panorpidae) from North America. Zootaxa. 3973(3): 591-.600 10 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3973.3.12
  • Keywords: COI, DNA, Georgia, new species, North Carolina, Panorpa, Panorpa acuta, Panorpa flexa, Panorpa nebulosa, scorpionfly, South Carolina
  • Posted Date: September 11, 2015
  • Modified Date: October 6, 2015
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