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This species resembles Kisaura gangtokensis sp. n.,based on the ratio of the lengths of the lateral spiniform process and preanal appendages, but differs in several aspects: the preanal appendages are long and slender, segment IX is broad anterolaterally and without rounded lobes at the posterolateral end, and the basal segment of the inferior appendage is long and the apical segment is directed upright and truncate apically.
Adult. Color in alcohol entirely fulvous excepting fuscous mesoscutellum. Antenna almost 1.2 × longer than forewing, scape:pedicel ratio = 1: 0.46; maxillary palp segments ratios 1: 2: 3: 4: 5= 1: 2.6: 3.3: 2.6: 5.6; labial palp segments ratios 1: 2: 3= 1: 1: 2. Forewing with white spots and covered with moderate and short setae; length of forewing 9 mm; discoidal cell small, triangular; apical fork I absent in both wings.
Male genitalia (Figs 25–29). Sternite VIII without ventral process, tergite VIII indented dorsomesally, with rounded median lobe. Segment IX long and broad, roughly pentagonal, anterodorsally with pointed median prominence in lateral view. Inferior appendage two-segmented, basal segment convex on lateral margin, broader, bilobed at apex with short inferior lobe and bearing tuft of long setae; apical segment nearly as long as basal segment, narrower, with curved row of spines, rounded at apex in dorsal view. Tergite X membranous, almost reaching apex of basal segment of inferior appendage, with lateral spiniform processes extending beyond apical margin of segment IX, with spinelet at apex. Preanal appendage almost equal to lateral spiniform process, rounded apically in lateral view. Phallus membranous and fused with tergite X. Holotype male: INDIA: Sikkim: Gangtok: 27°36'0"N, 88°37'0"E, 1700 m, 25.v.1999, M.Saini, (PUPM).
INDIA: Sikkim: Singhik: 27°31'0"N, 88°34'0"E, 1900 m, 14.ix.2009, Pandher, 2 males (PUPM).
This species is named for the truncate posterolateral margin of segment IX.
- 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