Anacroneuria paprockii , 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 paprockii

n. sp.

Anacroneuria paprockii  n. sp.

Figs. 1–7View FIGURES 1 – 7

Material examined: Holotype male ( MZSP). BR, MG, São Gonçalo do Rio Preto, Parque Estadual do Rio Preto, small stream near park entrance (S 18 ° 5 ' 43.10 " W 43 ° 20 ' 51.30 "), 14.xi. 2001, HP; Paratype. 1 female, same data as holotype ( MZSP).

Description: General color yellowish. Head yellowish with central part slightly darker ( Fig. 1View FIGURES 1 – 7); lappets ochraceous; clypeal area setose; two ocelli; postfrontal line U-shaped; antennae and palpi ochraceous. Pronotum yellowish with rugosities, sublateral bands ochraceous ( Fig. 1View FIGURES 1 – 7). Legs yellowish to ochraceous, tibia and tarsi darker. Wing membrane and veins pale. Cerci ochraceous.

Male: Forewing length 10.4 mm and total length 13.0 mm. Hammer truncate and wider than long ( Fig. 2View FIGURES 1 – 7). Penial armature in ventral/dorsal views ( Figs. 3–4View FIGURES 1 – 7) wide at the base and similarly wide at mid-length; presence of a constriction at the base of the apex ( Fig. 3View FIGURES 1 – 7) forming a short bottleneck and of a pair of medium sized ventral vesicles; hooks regularly curved with pointed tips; in lateral view ( Fig. 5View FIGURES 1 – 7), apex slightly bent dorsally.

Female: Forewing length 14.2 mm and total length 17.9 mm. Subgenital plate 4 -lobed ( Fig. 6View FIGURES 1 – 7) with a deep medial notch ( Fig. 6View FIGURES 1 – 7). Egg measuring 0.295 x 0.250 mm ( Fig. 7View FIGURES 1 – 7).

Remarks: The penial armature of A. paprockii  resembles that of A. uyara Froehlich 2002  , however differs by presence of a constriction at the base of the apex forming a short apical neck and by absence of a prominent keel (present in A. uyara  ). Additionally, A. paprockii  is lighter and smaller than A. uyara  .

Etymology: the name honors Dr. Henrique Paprocki who collected the holotype.


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