Anacroneuria mineira , Novaes, Marcos Carneiro & Bispo, Pitágoras Da Conceição, 2014

Novaes, Marcos Carneiro & Bispo, Pitágoras Da Conceição, 2014, Plecoptera from Minas Gerais State, southeastern Brazil, Zootaxa 3856 (3), pp. 433-442: 436

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Anacroneuria mineira

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Anacroneuria mineira  n. sp.

Figs. 8–12View FIGURES 8 – 12

Material examined: Holotype male ( MZSP). BR, MG, Santana do Riacho, Serra do Cipó, Rio Cipó in Cardeal Mota—Cachoeira Baixa (S 19 ° 20 ' 55.30 " W 43 ° 38 ' 53.10 "), 10.xi. 2001, RWH, HP, RJB.

Description: Forewing length 16.1 mm, total body length 19.8 mm. General color yellowish. Head yellowish with central part darker ( Fig. 8View FIGURES 8 – 12); postfrontal line U-shaped; antennae ochraceous; palpi yellowish. Pronotum yellowish with rugosities, lateral bands ochraceous ( Fig. 8View FIGURES 8 – 12). Legs yellowish to ochraceous, tibia and tarsi darker. Wing membrane and veins pale. Cerci ochraceous. Hammer a truncate cone ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 8 – 12). Penial armature in ventral/ dorsal views ( Figs. 10–11View FIGURES 8 – 12) narrowing gradually towards a truncate apex; hooks regularly curved with pointed tips; presence of a pair of subapical ventral vesicles; in lateral view ( Fig. 12View FIGURES 8 – 12), a slightly elevated dorsal keel and apex bent ventrally.

Remarks: The penial armature of A. mineira  n. sp. in lateral view resembles A. oculatila Jewett 1959  and A. coscaroni Froehlich 2002  , however, in ventral view, differs by the wider apex ( Fig. 11View FIGURES 8 – 12) and the size of the gonopore (larger in A. mineira  ). Additionally, A. mineira  is lighter and larger than the other two species.

Etymology: from Minas Gerais, state where the holotype was collected.


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