Ptiloneura canoae González, Carrejo & Panche.

Obando, Ranulfo González, Gironza, Nancy Carrejo, Panche, Jeferson & Aldrete, Alfonso Neri García, 2020, An appraisal of the genus Ptiloneura Enderlein (Insecta: Psocodea: Psocomorpha Ptiloneuridae), new species from Colombia and Peru, and a key to the males, Zootaxa 4801 (3), pp. 401-449 : 420

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Ptiloneura canoae González, Carrejo & Panche.


Ptiloneura canoae González, Carrejo & Panche. Male

( Figs 38–43 View FIGURES 38–43 )

Diagnosis. Related to P. hernandezi n. sp., differing from it in the shape of the central sclerite of the hypandrium (compare Figs 41 View FIGURES 38–43 and 53 View FIGURES 50–55 ), in the shape of the side struts of the phallosome, and in the shape of endophallic sclerites, the size of the mesal sclerite being distinctly bigger in P. canoae (compare Figs 41 View FIGURES 38–43 and 55 View FIGURES 50–55 ).

Color. Body dark brown, with cream spots. Head pale brown, with pale and dark brown spots ( Fig. 40 View FIGURES 38–43 ), with oblique dark brown bands from the inner margin of each compound eye to the epistomal sulcus, surrounding the antennal fossae. Compound eyes black, ocelli hyaline, with ochre centripetal crescents. Vertex pale brown, with cream spots. Postclypeus with converging pale and brown slender bands on each side. Genae dark brown with small pale spots. Postgenae pale brown. Antennae: scape and pedicel brown, flagellomeres pale brown, with apices whitish. Maxillary palps brown. Tergal lobes of meso- and metathorax dark brown. Thoracic pleura ochre, except for the light brown metapleura. Legs: fore-, middle coxae and trochanters dark brown; hind coxae, trochanters and femora pale cream; fore- and middle femora brown proximally, cream distally; tibiae pale brown, tarsus 1 cream, tarsi 2-3 pale brown. Forewings hyaline, with a marginal brown band from R4+5 to 2A, and small pale spots at the end of veins M and Cu, pterostigma dark brown, veins brown. Hindwings hyaline, veins brown. Abdomen dark brown to ochre, with light brown irregular spots. Clunium, hypandrium and paraprocts brown, epiproct light brown.

Morphology. Head ( Fig. 40 View FIGURES 38–43 ). H/MxW: 1.40; compound eyes large, H/d: 3.28; IO/MxW: 0.74; vertex slightly below the level of the upper border of the compound eyes; outer cusp of lacinial tips broad, with 6–7 short, rounded denticles. Mx4/Mx2: 1.02. Forewings ( Fig. 38 View FIGURES 38–43 ) L/W: 2.67; pterostigma: lp/wp: 5.07; M eight-branched; areola postica: la/ha: 1.06, tall, narrow, apically rounded. Hindwings ( Fig. 39 View FIGURES 38–43 ) l/w: 2.98; M four-branched. Hypandrium with a field of macrosetae on each side of the longitudinal midline ( Fig. 41 View FIGURES 38–43 ); apices of the posterior processes of the central sclerite of the hypandrium extended outwards. Phallosome ( Fig. 43 View FIGURES 38–43 ) anteriorly Y-shaped; five endophallic sclerites; anterior pair small, triangular. Mesal sclerite wider anteriorly, with long, pointed, median posterior process ( Fig. 43 View FIGURES 38–43 ). Lateral sclerites with distal area clearly widened and with abundant teeth on the inner margin. Paraprocts ( Fig. 42 View FIGURES 38–43 ) oval, with abundant distal setae; sensory fields with 32–33 trichobothria on basal rosettes. Epiproct ( Fig. 42 View FIGURES 38–43 ) convex anteriorly, broadly rounded posteriorly, with short setae and macrosetae as illustrated and a field of microspicules posteriorly.

Measurements. FW: 5200, HW: 3575, F: 1375, T: 2275, t1: 962, t2: 115, t3: 165, ctt1: 27, f1: 975, f2: 950, f3: 762, f4: 750, f5: 525, f6: 450, f7: 387, f8: 362, f9: 275, Mx4: 305, IO: 640, D: 525, d: 370, IO/d: 1.73, PO: 0.70.

Material studied. Holotype male. COLOMBIA. Putumayo. Puerto Asís, Huitoto trail, 0°23’21.01” N: 76°31’41.87” W, 264 m. 29.III.2014. Beating vegetation. J. Panche. MUSENUV slide code 29294 GoogleMaps . Paratypes: 1 male, same data as the holotype GoogleMaps . 2 males, Puerto Asís, Las Delicias trail, 0°22’09.50” N: 76°31’01.98” W, 264 m, 20-21.II.2015, Led light trap in forest canopy. J. Panche. MUSENUV slide code 29295.

Etymology. This species is dedicated to María de los Ángeles Cano Márquez, the first political woman leader in Colombia.