Anacroneuria embera , Gutiérrez-Fonseca, Pablo E., 2015

Gutiérrez-Fonseca, Pablo E., 2015, Three new species of Anacroneuria Klapálek (Plecoptera: Perlidae) from Panama, Zootaxa 3957 (3), pp. 69-76: 74

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Anacroneuria embera

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Anacroneuria embera  , sp. n.

( Figs. 14–18View FIGURES 14 – 18)

Material examined. Holotype ♂ ( USNM). Panama: Darién  , Darién  National Park, field station near to the Perresenico stream, 8 ° 01' 10.41 ''N; 77 ° 44 ' 17.44 '' W, 94 m asl, 17–22 November 2014, R. Salas, PE Gutiérrez Fonseca, light trap.

Adult habitus. Head with dark pigment over ocelli, extending forward to M-line; antennae mostly brown. Median pronotal stripe yellow, midlateral stripes brown, margin yellow. Femora mostly yellow but with a dark apical band. Tibiae dark yellow. Wing membrane light brown, veins dark brown. Cerci yellow brownish ( Fig. 14View FIGURES 14 – 18).

Male. Forewing length 9 mm. Hammer thimble-shaped, height more than apical diameter ( Fig. 15View FIGURES 14 – 18). Aedeagal apex simple, slender and truncate at tip, finger-shaped; shoulders project slightly, giving apex a trilobed appearance ( Fig. 16View FIGURES 14 – 18). Lateral aspect of aedeagus with spoon-shaped tip ( Fig. 17View FIGURES 14 – 18). Ventral membranous lobes small ( Fig. 18View FIGURES 14 – 18). Dorsal keel small, triangular and extending to the shoulder. Hooks slender at base but stout in apical half.

Female. Unknown.

Nymph. Unknown.

Etymology. The species name honors the Emberá  people of Panama, native to the Darien  area, and is used as a noun in apposition.

Comments. This species resembles A. uatsi Stark 1998  known from Costa Rica and Honduras. However, A. uatsi  has brown marginal pronotal stripes and lacks membranous ventral lobes of the aedeagus.


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