Tipula (Vestiplex) from Yunnan and Tibet, China: one new species and redescriptions of five known species (Diptera: Tipulidae)

Men Q.-L., Starkevich P., He L.-F., Shi J.-X., Shi M.-Y., Zhang Z.-X., Hu J.-H., Chen A., Zhang Y.-X.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 61(2): 341-362, 2021
Published online: 22nd September 2021
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Abstract: A new crane fly species Tipula (Vestiplex) lushuiensis Men & Starkevich, sp. nov., is described and illustrated based on materials collected in Yunnan and Tibet, China. Tipula (V.) alyxis Alexander, 1963, T. (V.) guibifida Yang & Yang, 1992, T. (V.) himalayensis Brunetti, 1911, T. (V.) quasimarmorati­pennis Brunetti, 1912 and T. (V.) reposita Walker, 1848 are redescribed and illustrated based on additional morphological characters. Tipula (V.) quasimarmorati­pennis and T. (V.) reposita are listed as new records for the Chinese fauna. Male of T. (V.) quasimarmorati­pennis and females of T. (V.) alyxis, T. (V.) guibifida and T. (V.) himalayensis are illustrated for the first time.
Key words: Diptera, Tipuloidea, Tipulidae, distribution, hypopygium, new synonym, female terminalia, taxonomy, China