Neopanorpa (Mecoptera: Panorpidae) from the Himalayas and adjacent regions, with descriptions of three new species

Wang Ji-Shen
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 61(1): 203-212, 2021
Published online: 13th May 2021
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Abstract: A total of 21 species of the genus Neopanorpa van der Weele, 1909 are currently recorded from the Himalayas and adjacent regions to which three are added herein. I provide a checklist, distributional map and key to these species, with descriptions of the three new species: Neopanorpa liuxingyuei sp. nov., Neopanorpa wuchaoi sp. nov., and Neopanorpa zhengyucheni sp. nov. from Tibet, China. The biology and biogeography for the 21 species of Neopanorpa from this region are briefly discussed.
Key words: Mecoptera, Panorpidae, scorpionfl ies, biodiversity, taxonomy, China, Himalayas, India, Nepal, Tibet