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Holotype, male. CHINA. Hubei province, Shennongjia, Dalongtan, sweep-net, 20.V.2012, Kai Shi [SM01662].
Head dark brown; palp, antenna, thorax, abdomen and hypopygium brown; legs yellowish-brown; wings fumose. Head (Fig. 7C, D). Eye bridge with 3 rows of facets. Prefrons with 26 setae. Clypeus with 1 seta. Maxillary palp 3-segmented, segment 1 with 4 setae. Length/width of 4th flagellomere: 2.83. Thorax. Anterior pronotum with 2 setae, episternum 1 with 4 setae. Wings (Fig. 8G). Wing length 2.25 mm, width/length: 0.46. c/w: 0.79. R1/R: 0.88. M, Cu and stM nonsetose. r-m with 4 setae. Legs (Fig. 7E). Front tibia with bordered prolateral patch of 5 modified setae. Length of spur/width of foretibia 1.06. Length of femur/length of metatarsus: foreleg 1.69. Length of metatarsus/length of tibia: foreleg 0.48, hind leg 0.50. Length of hind tibia/length of thorax 1.45. Hypopygium (Fig. 7A, B). Sternite 10 with one seta on each half.
China (Hubei, Fig. 9).
This species can be readily recognized by having two unique characteristics: the gonostylar apex bare, and a dorsally located lobe on its inflated gonostylus.
This species is named after its type locality, Shennongjia at Hubei province, China.
- Shi, K; Huang, J; Zhang, S; Wu, H; 2014: Taxonomy of the genus Peyerimhoffia Kieffer from Mainland China, with a description of seven new species (Diptera, Sciaridae) ZooKeys, 382: 67-83. doi