Six new species of Tipula (Vestiplex) Bezzi (Diptera, Tipulidae) from Tibet

Qi-cheng YANG, Yan LI, Zhao-hui PAN, Xiao-yan LIU & Ding YANG

en European Journal of Taxonomy 764 (152) - Pages 152-192

Published on 27 August 2021

Twelve species of the subgenus Vestiplex (Diptera, Tipulidae) were previously known to occur in Tibet (= Xizang), China. Here, six species are described and illustrated as new to science: Tipula (Vestiplex) bucera sp. nov., Tipula (Vestiplex) magatama sp. nov., Tipula (Vestiplex) motuoensis sp. nov., Tipula (Vestiplex) nayogabuensis sp. nov., Tipula (Vestiplex) platyphylla sp. nov. and Tipula (Vestiplex) uncinella sp. nov. The following three species are redescribed: Tipula (Vestiplex) himalayensis Brunetti, 1911, Tipula (Vestiplex) nigroapicalis Brunetti, 1911 and Tipula (Vestiplex) zayulensis Alexander, 1963. A key to the species of Tipula (Vestiplex) from Tibet is presented.


Crane flies, new species, Tibet, Tipulinae, Vestiplex

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