Zoological Studies

Vol. 61, 2022

(update: 2022.11.4)

A New Species of the Genus Rapisma (Insecta: Neuroptera: Ithonidae) from Taiwan

Shih-Hsiang Hsiao1,* and Bao-Cheng Lai2

1Department of Entomology, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan. *Correspondence: E-mail: sean91612@gmail.com (Hsiao)
2Department of Biology, National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung 404605, Taiwan. E-mail: unftp@hotmail.com (Lai)

Received 21 February 2022 / Accepted 25 June 2022
Communicated by Jen-Pan Huang

A new species of the genus Rapisma, Rapisma taiwanense sp. nov., is described from Taiwan. The new species represents the first of its genus and family recorded in Taiwan. By collecting both genders, the hypothesis of sexual dimorphism is examined. This finding also expands the easternmost distribution border of Rapisma in the Oriental region. This discovery can be attributed to the development of socialmedia which helps researchers access rare species.

Key words: Taxonomy, New species, Neuroptera, Ithonidae, Taiwan.

Citation: Hsiao SH, Lai BC. 2022. A new species of the genus Rapisma (Insecta: Neuroptera: Ithonidae) from Taiwan. Zool Stud 61:55. doi:10.6620/ZS.2022.61-55.