New species of Neopanorpa (Mecoptera) from Vietnam, with a key to the species of Mecoptera of Vietnam


Sixteen species of scorpionflieshave been reported from Vietnam, consisting of 13 Neopanorpa and three Bittacus species.  One of these scorpionflies from the central highlands of Vietnam with hood-shaped hypovalves was determined to be a new species and is described herein as Neopanorpa cucullata, n. sp. A second new species Neopanorpa ellengreeni, n. sp. with golden yellow wing membranes and Y-shaped wing markings is described from northern Vietnam. CO1 DNA analysis of 16 of 17 species of Vietnamese Mecoptera are presented using a neighbor-joining tree indicating that the new species are approximately as distinct from the extant species as the extant species are from each other.  A key is provided for all 17 Vietnamese Mecoptera.

  • Citation: Bicha, Wesley J.; Schiff, Nathan; Pham, Thai Hong; Lancaster, Aaron; Scheffler, Brian. 2017. New species of Neopanorpa (Mecoptera) from Vietnam, with a key to the species of Mecoptera of Vietnam
  • Keywords: barcode, Bittacus, cytochrome oxidase 1, DNA, hangingfly, key, scorpionfly
  • Posted Date: September 13, 2018
  • Modified Date: October 2, 2018
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