Contributions to Zoology, 86 (3) – 2017

A unique mating pattern of Panorpodes kuandianensis (Mecoptera: Panorpodidae)

Xin Tong1, Lu Jiang2, Bao-Zhen Hua3

1.  State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology for Arid Areas, Key Laboratory of Plant Protection Resources and Pest Management, Ministry of Education, Entomological Museum, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi 712100, China

2.  State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology for Arid Areas, Key Laboratory of Plant Protection Resources and Pest Management, Ministry of Education, Entomological Museum, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi 712100, China. Key Laboratory of Economic and Applied Entomology of Liaoning Province, College of Plant Protection, Shenyang Agricultural University, Shenyang, Liaoning 110866, China.

3.  State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology for Arid Areas, Key Laboratory of Plant Protection Resources and Pest Management, Ministry of Education, Entomological Museum, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi 712100, China. E-mail: huabzh@nwafu.edu.cn

Keywords: copulatory mechanism,mating behavior,nuptial gift,sexual conflict,genital morphology.