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New species of the snakefly genus Mongoloraphidia (Raphidioptera: Raphidiidae) from Japan and Taiwan, with phylogenetic and biogeographical remarks on the Raphidiidae of Eastern Asia

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  • Xingyue LIU,

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    1. Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
    2. Department of Biological Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan
      Xingyue Liu, Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China.
      Email: liu_xingyue@yahoo.com.cn
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  • Horst ASPÖCK,

    1. Department of Medical Parasitology, Medical University of Vienna
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  • Fumio HAYASHI,

    1. Department of Biological Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan
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  • Ulrike ASPÖCK

    1. Zweite Zoologische Abteilung, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien
    2. Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
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Xingyue Liu, Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China.
Email: liu_xingyue@yahoo.com.cn

Abstract

Two species of the snakefly genus MongoloraphidiaAspöck & Aspöck, 1968 from Japan and Taiwan are described as new to science: Mongoloraphidia (Japanoraphidia) occidentalis sp. nov. and Mongoloraphidia (Formosoraphidia) curvata sp. nov. A key to the species of Mongoloraphidia from Eastern Asia is provided. Phylogenetic and biogeographical aspects on the Raphidiidae from Eastern Asia are discussed.

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