Goja horquetensis, Carrejo & Obando & Aldrete & Mendivil, 2021

Carrejo, Nancy, Obando, Ranulfo González, Aldrete, Alfonso Neri García & Mendivil, Julián, 2021, New species of Goja Navás (Psocodea: ‘ Psocoptera’: Epipsocidae) from Colombia Mexico and Peru, Zootaxa 4903 (4), pp. 501-541 : 518-521

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Goja horquetensis

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Goja horquetensis n. sp. Male

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Diagnosis. Forewing R2+3 and R4+5 forked; M four branched, M4 forked as illustrated. Hindwing M twobranched.Aedeagal arch pointed posteriorly; lateral endophallic sclerites broad anteriorly, irregular, distally slender, acuminate; three pairs of small sclerites mesally, with apices directed outward ( Fig. 55 View FIGURES 50‒55 ). Similar to G. farallones n. sp., from which it differs in the forewing pattern of pigmentation, in wing venation and in endophallic sclerites.

Color (in 80% ethanol). Body brown. Head ( Fig. 52 View FIGURES 50‒55 ): vertex brown with irregular ochre spots; front, postclypeus and genae brown with ochre spots, postgenae brown. Compound eyes ochre, ocelli hyaline, with ochre centripetal crescents; labrum brown, labral sclerites dark brown, anteclypeus brown. Maxillary palps brown, Mx 3–4 dark brown, Antennae brown. Thorax brown, tergal lobes of meso- and metathorax pale brown, thoracic pleura brown. Legs: coxae and trochanters brown, femora proximally cream, distally ochre; tibiae and tarsi dark brown. Forewings ( Fig. 50 View FIGURES 50‒55 ), brown; veins dark brown. Hindwings ( Fig. 51 View FIGURES 50‒55 ), pale brown, veins dark brown. Abdomen cream, clunium brown. Hypandrium brown, posterior margin and sides dark brown; epiproct and paraprocts pale brown. Phallosome brown, aedeagal arch and endophallic sclerites dark brown; external parameres pale brown basally, distally hyaline. Epiproct and paraprocts brown.

Morphology. As in diagnosis, plus the following: Head: H/MxW: 1.47; compound eyes large, H/d: 4.26; IO/ MxW: 0.75. Outer cusp of lacinial tips broad, with 8–9 denticles. Mx4/Mx2: 1.0. Forewings ( Fig. 50 View FIGURES 50‒55 ): FW/W: 2.59; pterostigma: lp/wp: 3.31; areola postica tall, slanted posteriorly: al/ah: 2.48. Hindwings ( Fig. 51 View FIGURES 50‒55 ): HW/w: 3.00; left wing without R-M crossvein. Hypandrium ( Fig. 54 View FIGURES 50‒55 ), rounded posteriorly, one distal field of macrosetae on each side of longitudinal midline, setose. Phallosome ( Fig. 55 View FIGURES 50‒55 ) almost straight anteriorly, side struts straight, slender, external parameres dilated distally, rounded, bearing pores. Paraprocts ( Fig. 53 View FIGURES 50‒55 ), oval, with a macroseta near each sensory field and a distal setal field; sensory fields with 30–32 trichobothria on basal rosettes. Epiproct ( Fig. 53 View FIGURES 50‒55 ) wide, semioval, rounded posteriorly, with one macroseta mesally, distal field of setae as illustrated.

Measurements. FW: 3775, HW: 2800, F: 925, T: 1550, t1: 690, t2: 250, ctt1: 27, f1: 790, f2: 600, f3: 430, f4: 330, Mx4: 250, IO: 410, D: 256, d: 190, IO/d: 2.16, PO: 0.74.

Specimen studied. Holotype male. COLOMBIA. Valle del Cauca, Santiago de Cali, San Antonio, Cerro La Horqueta , 3°30’38.3”N: 76°37’13.8”W, 1990 m., 24.VIII.2013, R. González. Beating vegetation and dead branches. GoogleMaps

Etymology. The specific epithet is a name in apposition that refers to Cerro La Horqueta, Santiago de Cali, Colombia.


Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile