Triplocania calori, Neto, Alberto Moreira Da Silva, García Aldrete, Alfonso N. & Rafael, José Albertino, 2016

Neto, Alberto Moreira Da Silva, García Aldrete, Alfonso N. & Rafael, José Albertino, 2016, Twelve new species of Triplocania Roesler (Psocodea: ' Psocoptera': Ptiloneuridae), from South America, Zootaxa 4109 (3), pp. 251-283: 253

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Triplocania calori

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Triplocania calori  n. sp.

( Figs 1–15View FIGURES 1 – 8View FIGURES 9 – 15)

Diagnosis. Close to T. lucida Roesler  , T. tambopatensis García Aldrete  and T. umbrata New. Differing  from them in having the posterior median process of the central sclerite of the hypandrium only slightly bilobed distally.

Male. Color. Compound eyes black, ocelli hyaline, with ochre centripetal crescents; head pattern ( Fig. 1View FIGURES 1 – 8). Scape pale brown, pedicel yellow, f 1 –f 3 pale brown, with apex white. Mx 4 pale brown. Femora pale yellow; tibiae pale brown; tarsomeres 1–3 yellow. Forewing with a pale brown marginal band from R 4 + 5 to CuP, with a whitish area almost circular in the connection between CuA and areola postica, a small brown spot at end of R 2 + 3; a brown spot at confluence of CuP – 1 A and a pale brown area on proximal end of wing; pterostigma with brown bands anteriorly and posteriorly; veins brown ( Fig. 2View FIGURES 1 – 8). Hindwing with proximal third pale brown; veins brown ( Fig. 3View FIGURES 1 – 8).

Morphology. Head with vertex slightly concave; compound eyes without interommatidial setae. Outer cusp of lacinial tip broad, with four denticles ( Fig. 4View FIGURES 1 – 8). Forewing pterostigma wider in the middle, narrow basally; Rs almost straight, R 2 + 3 straight, R 4 + 5 sinuous, M stem slightly concave proximally, then almost straight, M 1 -M 3 almost straight; areola postica wide basally, slightly slanted posteriorly, 2 A not reaching wing margin. Hindwing Rs straight, R 2 + 3 and R 4 + 5 almost straight, M sinuous. Hypandrium of three sclerites, a large central piece, anchorshaped, wide based, convex anteriorly, with side projections almost parallel to side sclerites, projected posteriorly, distally bilobed, with a slight cleft in the middle, flanked by large, almost triangular sclerites; setae as illustrated ( Fig. 5View FIGURES 1 – 8). Phallosome ( Fig. 6View FIGURES 1 – 8) with side struts independent, V shaped, with a strong narrowing in its connection to external parameres, these concave in the inner margin, bearing pores distally; three pairs of endophallic sclerites, posterior pair elongate, proximally dilated, constricted in the middle, distally wide, curved inwards, ending in seven acuminate dactyloid processes; mesal pair V shaped, large, slightly wider in the middle, narrowing at the ends and distally acuminate; anterior pair heavily sclerotized, curved inwards, proximally wide, the anterior arms of the two sides almost touching in the middle the posterior arms, narrowing to their ends, distally acuminate, ending close to the ends of the inner arms of mesal pair. Epiproct almost triangular, three setae in mesal position, other setae as illustrated ( Fig. 7View FIGURES 1 – 8). Paraprocts broad, slightly concave proximally, with setal field towards outer and posterior margins, sensory fields with 37 trichobothria on basal rosettes ( Fig. 8View FIGURES 1 – 8).

Measurements (in microns): FW: 4165, HW: 2785, F: 1096, T: 1845, t 1: 790, t 2: 95, t 3: 184, f 1: 836, f 2: 676, f 3: 609, Mx 4: 282, IO: 328, D: 470, d: 370, IO/d: 0.88, PO: 0.82.

Female. Color. Essentially as in the male.

Morphology. Head with vertex almost straight; compound eyes without interommatidial setae ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 9 – 15). Fore- and hindwings ( Figs 10, 11View FIGURES 9 – 15) same as in the male. Subgenital plate broad, pigmented area widely concave, setae as illustrated ( Fig. 12View FIGURES 9 – 15); Ninth sternum with two distinct areas, the anterior broad, with a V shaped area in the middle, with borders strongly pigmented; posterior area narrow, anteriorly concave in the middle, posteriorly pointed ( Fig. 13View FIGURES 9 – 15). Gonapophyses: V 1 long, slender, heavily sclerotized; V 2 + 3 stout, with pointed proximal heel, narrow anteriorly and wider in the middle, with seven setae on outer lobe as illustrated, distal process slender, acuminate, with a field of microsetae ( Fig. 14View FIGURES 9 – 15). Epiproct and paraprocts ( Fig. 15View FIGURES 9 – 15) same as in the male, sensory fields of paraprocts with 32 trichobothria on basal rosettes.

Measurements (in microns): FW: 4159, HW: 2667, F: 1091, T: 1845, t 1: 787, t 2: 81, t 3: 141, f 1: 789, f 2: 623, f 3: 554, f 4: 492, f 5: 361, f 6: 325, f 7: 286, f 8: 237, f 9: 215, Mx 4: 279, IO: 459, D: 419, d: 276, IO/d: 1.66, PO: 0.66.

Material examined. Holotype male ( INPA  ). Brazil. Bahia. Camacan. 15 º 23 ' 28 "S: 39 º 33 ' 56 "W. III. 2012. Malaise trap. A. R. Calor. Paratypes: 1 male and 3 females ( INPA  ), same data as the holotype.

Etymology. This species is dedicated to its collector, Dr. Adolfo Ricardo Calor, of the Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil, in recognition to his important contributions in the taxonomy of Neotropical Trichoptera.


Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia