Redefinition of Ptycta Enderlein (Psocodea: “Psocoptera”: Psocidae) and taxonomic revision of the Japanese species
Article first published online: 23 AUG 2007
Volume 10, Issue 3, pages 279–290, September 2007
How to Cite
BESS, E. C. and YOSHIZAWA, K. (2007), Redefinition of Ptycta Enderlein (Psocodea: “Psocoptera”: Psocidae) and taxonomic revision of the Japanese species. Entomological Science, 10: 279–290. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8298.2007.00224.x
- Issue published online: 23 AUG 2007
- Article first published online: 23 AUG 2007
- Received 31 October 2006; accepted 26 March 2007.
- Copostigma–Ptycta complex;
- new species;
The genera Ptycta Enderlein, 1925, and Copostigma Enderlein, 1903, are defined as a monophyletic complex based on the morphology of the male terminalia. Ptycta is redefined as those species of the Copostigma–Ptycta complex with forewing veins Rs+M fused for a short distance. Two new species of Ptycta from Japan are described, P. recava sp. nov. and P. johnsoni sp. nov., increasing the number of Japanese species to four, along with P. parvidentata Tsutsumi, 1964, and P. micromaculata Thornton, Lee, and Chui, 1972. Distributional information and illustrations of each species, and a key to Japanese species of Ptycta are included.