Euplocania lasdelicias

Vinasco-Mondragón, Andrés Felipe, González-Obando, Ranulfo & García-Aldrete, Alfonso N., 2018, The species group Amabilis of the genus Euplocania Enderlein (Psocodea: Psocomorpha: Ptiloneuridae), Zootaxa 4444 (1), pp. 43-65: 53

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Euplocania lasdelicias

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Euplocania lasdelicias  n. sp. Male

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Diagnosis. It is close to Euplocania caldasi  n. sp., Euplocania ecuatoriana  n. sp. and Euplocania vaupesiana  n. sp.; differing from them by the posterior processes of the central sclerite of the hypandrium, and by the endophallic sclerites, particularly by the postero-median projection of the mesal endophallic sclerite and by the projection in the antero mesal sclerite.

Color (in 80% ethanol). Body pale brown, with creamy areas, as indicated below. Head ochraceous, with dark brown pattern as illustrated ( Fig. 33 View Figure ). Compound eyes black, ocelli hyaline, with ochre centripetal crescents. Tergal lobes of meso- and metathorax brown. Thoracic mesopleura brown, more pigmented than pro- and metapleura. Legs: hind- and mid- coxae creamy, with proximal dark brown stripe; fore coxae ochraceous with proximal dark brown stripe. Femora, tibia and tarsi pale brown, Forewings veins brown, with a dark brown spot at wing margin; Vein Rs and crossvein Rs-M dark brown. Pterostigma dark brown, with a hyaline round window at lower angle ( Fig. 31 View Figure ). Hindwings hyaline, veins pale brown, R1, R2+3 y R4+5 with a dark brown spot distally ( Fig. 32 View Figure ). Abdomen creamy, with subcuticular transverse dark spots. Clunium and hypandrium brown. Epiproct pale brown, paraproct pale brown, with a dark brown semi-circular band on outer border of sensory field.

Morphology. Head ( Fig. 33 View Figure ): H/MxW: 1.42, H/d: 3.52, H/D: 2.4; compound eyes large: IO/MxW: 0.52; Vertex slightly concave in the middle. Outer cusp of lacinial tip broad,Lacinia with seven denticles. Forewings ( Fig. 31 View Figure ). L/W: 2.64, pterostigma elongate and angulate: lp/wp: 4.25. Areola postica tall, slanted posteriorly, apex rounded, al/ah: 1.97. Hindwings ( Fig. 32 View Figure ): l/w: 2.81. Central sclerite of hypandrium convex anteriorly, concave posteriorly, postero-lateral processes medium sized, distally truncated and outstanding outer side, side sclerites triangular. ( Fig. 36 View Figure ). Phallosome anteriorly V-shaped ( Fig. 35 View Figure ), external parameres externally membranous, internally sclerotized, membranous area with angulate projection. Antero-mesal endophallic sclerites curved outward, with tridentate postero-distal process. Mesal endophallic sclerite transverse, M-shaped, median process anteriorly wide, posteriorly truncate. Paraprocts ( Fig. 34 View Figure ) broad, oval, setose as illustrated, sensory fields with 21 trichobothria on basal rosettes. Epiproct wide, semitriangular, posteriorly rounded, with setae as illustrated ( Fig. 34 View Figure ).

Measurements. FW: 3825, HW: 2600, F: 850, T: 1000, t1: 490, t2: 80, t3: 110, ctt1: 18, f1: 670, f2: 610, f3:580, f4:500, f5: 370, f6: 340, f7: 310, f8: 290, f9: 240, f10: 220, f11: 300, IO: 490, D: 390, d: 270, IO/d: 1.81, PO: 0.69.

Specimens studied. Holotype male. COLOMBIA. Putumayo, Puerto Asís, Las Delicias, 00°22’09.5’’N  : 76°31’02’’W. 264 m. 23.X.2014. J. Panche. Led light trap in forest canopy. MUSENUV slide code No. 28995. Paratypes: 2 males (in 80% ethanol), same data as the holotype  , II.2015, MUSENUV slide code No. 28996, 28997. 1 male (in 80% ethanol), Caquetá, San Vicente del Caguán, Laureles, Resguardo Indígena Altamira, 02°27’50.14”N  : 74°55’02.06”W. 917 m. 29–30.X.2017. J. Panche. Led light trap in forest canopy. MUSENUV slide code No. 28998.

Etymology. The specific epithet refers to the type locality, Las Delicias, in Puerto Asís, Putumayo, Colombia.