Neurogenia cubitalis (Uchida, 1932)

Taxonomic History / Nomenclature
Perilissoides cubitalis Uchida, 1932: 213.
Neurogenia cubitalis: Townes (1970: 101).
The holotype is a male, collected in Taiwan (Repository: SDEI); a female of this species, also from Taiwan, is in the AEI. This is the type species of Perilissoides. Townes (1970) placed the monobasic Perilissoides as a synonym of Neurogenia.
Diagnosis and Relationships
This species belongs to the Perilissoides species-group within Neurogenia (since it is the type species of Perilissoides) and is characterized by the strongly bowed and thickened fore wing 1M and the relatively long hind tibial spur. Within this species group, N. cubitalis is characterized by the combination of a long, narrow thickening on fore wing M+Cu and the pattern of reddish brown and pale coloration shown in the figures. The head in profile and part of the mesopleuron are reddish brown (Fig. 2), with the head much darker around the ocellar triangle (Fig. 1). This species is lighter in color than any of the other described species in the Perilissoides species-group, since the rest of the body is yellow. The images here are based on a female specimen in the AEI. The holotype is both badly damaged and the color is faded.
1. N. cubitalis head, dorsa...
2. N. cubitalis head and me...
Redescriptions have been provided by Jonathan (1975) and Reshchikov et al. (1914). Figures of the holotype are included in the latter publication.
Originally described from Taiwan. Jonathan (1975) also recorded this species from India. Records from mainland China (see Yu et al. 2012) are probably valid but need to be verified.
No referenced distribution records have been added to the database for this OTU.
Biology and Behavior
Biology unknown.

There are no specimens currently determined for this OTU, or those specimens determined for this OTU are not yet mappable.

This page was assembled by Bob Wharton as part of a larger collaborative effort on the genera of Ctenopelmatinae, and as part of a study of this genus prepared by Heather Hendrickson and Bob Wharton. The work is based on specimens in the Texas A&M University collection as well as material borrowed from China, MRAC, CNC, BMNH, and AEI. We are particularly grateful to Xue-xin Chen for assistance in making the Chinese specimens available for examination as well as David Wahl, Andy Bennett, Gavin Broad, and Eliane De Coninck. This work would also not have been possible without the groundwork provided by Ian Gauld’s study of the Australian and Costa Rican faunas, and we are particularly grateful for his assistance in many aspects of this study. We thank David Wahl for useful feedback throughout our study and to Gavin Broad for exchange of information on Perilissini. Matt Yoder provided considerable assistance with databasing issues, and our use of PURLs ( in this regard follows the example of their use in publications by Norm Johnson. Lauren Ward graciously assisted with image capture, processing, and formatting. Page last updated December, 2014.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DEB 0328922 with REU supplements DEB 0723663 and number 1026618.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.