Report on crane flies of the genus Tipula (Diptera: Tipulidae: Tipulinae) from Anhui Province, China
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 797-810, 2015
Abstract: One new species of the subgenus Tipula (Emodotipula Alexander, 1966), Tipula
(Emodotipula) yaoluopingensis sp. nov. (Anhui, Southern China), is described and
illustrated. A key for identification of known species in this genus is
provided. This is the second species of the subgenus Emodotipula from Mainland
China. The new species is similar to Tipula (Emodotipula)
hemmingseni Alexander, 1968 in the colors of body and legs, and in the
structures of outer gonostylus and inner gonostylus, but separated from the
latter by the structure of tergite nine. In addition, Tipula coxitalis
Alexander, 1935 and Tipula (Pterelachisus) biaciculifera Alexander, 1937 are
redescribed based on new morphological characters and detailed illustrations.
Tipula coxitalis is reported from Mainland China for the first time.
Key words: Diptera, Nematocera, Tipuloidea, crane flies, taxonomy, redescription, China