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Published: 2017-08-02

Zorotypus huangi sp. nov. (Zoraptera: Zorotypidae) from Yunnan, southern China

Department of Biology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Shanghai Normal University, 100 Guilin Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200234, P.R. China
Department of Biology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Shanghai Normal University, 100 Guilin Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200234, P.R. China
Zoraptera angel insect taxonomy new species distribution Asia

Abstract

A new species of the insect order Zoraptera, Zorotypus huangi Yin & Li, sp. nov., is described based on apterous adults collected from Yunnan, southern China. The new species differs from the previously described Chinese congeners primarily in possessing a different type of the aedeagus, whereas it shows affinities to the Malaysian Z. impolitus and Z. weiweii. This discovery highlights the diversity and complexity of the zorapteran fauna in China, and indicates that more species are likely to be found in suitable habitats along the state’s southwest border.

 

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How to Cite

YIN, Z.-W., & LI, L.-Z. (2017). <em>Zorotypus</em> <em>huangi</em> sp. nov. (Zoraptera: Zorotypidae) from Yunnan, southern China. Zootaxa, 4300(2), 287–294. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4300.2.10