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This species is close to Kisaura rossi Kimmins, 1955 from North East Myanmar, based on similarities in the shape of the preanal appendages in dorsal view. In Kisaura rossi segment IX is very short, quadrate in lateral view and the preanal appendages are not twisted at mid- length, but preapically twisted. In Kisaura gangtokensis sp. n. segment IX is long, trapezoidal in lateral view, and the preanal appendages are twisted at mid length.
Adult.Color in alcohol entirely fulvous and covered with moderate, fuscous setae excepting head with golden and fulvous pubescence. Antenna long, scape: pedicel ratio = 1: 0.5; maxillary palp segments ratios 1: 2: 3: 4: 5 = 1: 1.3: 2.6: 2.1: 5; labial palp segments ratios 1: 2: 3= 1: 1.5: 2. Length of forewing 7.5 mm; discoidal cell small, apical fork I lacking in both wings.
Male genitalia (Figs 16–19).Sternum VIII without ventral process; tergum VIII roundly produced dorsomesally. Segment IXsclerotized, long, trapezoidal in lateral view, anterodorsally pointed at apex, posteroventrally much produced. Inferior appendages short, stout and two-segmented, both segments subequal in length, basal segment narrow basally, with convex superior and inferior margins, apically bilobed, inferior lobe with long tuft of setae; apical segment vertically upright, its superior margin almost straight, inferior margin convex, rounded apically, mesally with black brush-like setae. Tergum X membranous, intimately surrounding phallus, lateral spiniform process blade-like, long, almost reaching posterodorsal margin of IX in lateral view, with spinelet at apex. Preanal appendagesas long as lateral spiniform process in dorsal view twisted at mid-length, broad and rounded apically. Phallus membranous, fused dorsally with tergum X. Holotype male: INDIA: Sikkim: Gangtok: 27°36'0"N, 88°37'0"E, 1700 m, 25.v.1999, M. Saini, (PUPM).
same data as holotype, 1 male (PUPM).
This species is named after the type locality, Gangtok.
- Pandher, M; Saini, M; 2011: First report of the genus Kisaura Ross (Trichoptera, Philopotamidae) from India with the description of six new species ZooKeys, 152: 71-86. doi