A catalogue of Japanese Trichoptera
8. Family Xiphocentronidae Ross

Author: Takaaki TORII
E-mail: ttakaaki[AT]blue.ocn.ne.jp
Last updated: 27 Dec. 2016

SubfamilyXiphocentroninae Ross

Only the genus Melanotrichia Ulmer is known from Japan.

Genus Melanotrichia Ulmer

Three species belonging to this genus have been recorded from Japan. Kibuneopsychomyia Tsuda 1942 (described originally in Psychomyiidae) and Tsukushitrichia Kobayashi 1964 (described originally in Hydroptilidae) were synonymized with Melanotrichia by Schmid (1982) and Barnard & Dudgeon (1984), respectively.

Melanotrichia kibuneana (Tsuda, 1942)

Kibuneopsychomyia kibuneana Tsuda 1942, 275-276, male, venation of fore and hind wings, Honshu (Kyoto).
Fischer 1972, 94.
Melanotrichia kibuneana: Schmid 1982, 36, 112, combination.
Tanida 1985, 174-175, larva.
Nozaki 1987, 39, Honshu (Kanagawa).
Kuhara 1997, 58, Hokkaido (Shiribeshi).
Kawase and Morita 2001, 9, Honshu (Ishikawa).
Kuhara 2001, 15, Hokkaido (Shiribeshi).
Morita 2001, 339, Honshu (Mie).
Nakano and Tanida 1999, 276, Honshu (Nara).
Ishiwata et al. 2005, 165, Honshu (Kanagawa).
Tanida 2005, 469, male, wing, larva.
Mey and Nozaki 2006, 24, Honshu (Nagano).
Torii and Hattori 2006, 37, Honshu (Shizuoka).
Inazu 2008, 74, Honshu (Hyogo).
Morita 2008, 5, Honshu (Mie).
Aoyagi and Iwasaki 2010, 37, (Osaka).
Ito et al. 2010, 59, Hokkaido (Oshima).
Kawase and Hayashi 2010, 85, Honshu (Shimane).
Kawase and Morita 2010, 40, Honshu (Mie).
Inazu and Nishida 2011, 188, male, Honshu (Hyogo).
Katsuma 2012, 64, Honshu (Ibaraki).
Inazu 2013, 71, Honshu (Hyogo).
Kawase and Morita 2014, 5, Honshu (Shiga).
Shimura et al. 2014, 44, Amami-oshima.
Nozaki 2016, 74, 337, 433, 450, adult, wings, Shikoku (Kochi).
Tanida 2016, 87.
Type locality. Honshu (Kyoto), Japan.
Distribution. Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Amami-oshima).
Remarks. Tanida (1985) treated Psychomyia sp. PA described by Akagi (1959) as this species. However, male genitalia illustrated by Akagi (1959) were apparently different from those of this species. Furthermore, Tanida (1985) provided illustrations of a larva as M. kibuneana, but the larva has well developed teeth on ventral concave surface of the anal claw. Since Melanotrichia larvae do not have such a character (Barnard and Dudgeon 1984), it is necessary to solve the taxonomic status of his larva. Tanida (2005) also used the illustration as the larva of M. kibuneana.

Melanotrichia forficula (Kobayashi, 1964)

Tsukushitrichia forficula Kobayashi 1964, 211-213, male, Kyushu (Fukuoka).
Melanotrichia forficula Barnard and Dudgeon 1984, 246, combination.
Kagaya et al. 1998, 27, 54, 172, Honshu (Tokyo).
Nakano and Tanida 1999, 276, Honshu (Nara).
Morita 2001, 339, Honshu (Mie).
Nozaki 2004, 1232, Honshu (Kanagawa).
Tanida 2005, 469.
Mey and Nozaki 2006, 24, Honshu (Nagano).
Inazu 2008, 74, Honshu (Hyogo).
Aoyagi and Iwasaki 2009, 101, Honshu (Osaka).
Aoyagi and Iwasaki 2010, 37, (Osaka).
Morita 2009, 139, Honshu (Mie).
Kawase and Morita 2010, 40, Honshu (Mie).
Inazu and Nishida 2011, 188, male, Honshu (Hyogo).
Morita 2011, 215, Honshu (Mie).
Kawase and Morita 2014, 5, Honshu (Shiga).
Nozaki 2016, 74, 337, 433, 450, adult, wings, Shikoku (Kochi).
Tanida 2016, 87.
Type locality. Kyushu (Fukuoka), Japan.
Distribution. Japan (Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu).

Melanotrichia tanzawaensis (Kobayashi, 1971)

Kibuneopsychomyia tanzawaensis Kobayashi 1971, 4, Pl. 3, venation of fore and hind wings, male, Honshu (Kanagawa).
Melanotrichia tanzawaensis Barnard and Dudgeon 1984, 246, combination.
Moriya 1997, 61, Honshu (Kanagawa).
Nozaki 1997, 35-36, Honshu (Kanagawa).
Kagaya et al. 1998, 27, 54, 173, Honshu (Tokyo, Yamanashi).
Nozaki 2004, 1232, Honshu (Kanagawa).
Tanida 2005, 469.
Moriya and Kubota 2012, 133, Honshu (Kanagawa).
Tanida 2016, 87.
Type locality. Honshu (Kanagawa), Japan.
Distribution. Japan (Honshu).
Remarks. Nozaki (1997) suggested the necessity of the comparative study between this species and M. kibuneana.

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