Euplocania manausensis

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: 55

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Euplocania manausensis

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Euplocania manausensis  n. sp. Male

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Diagnosis. It is close to E. metensis  n. sp., from which it differs by the robust mesal endophallic sclerites, 0.25 as wide as long.

Color (in 80% ethanol). Head ochraceous, with dark brown pattern as illustrated ( Fig. 39 View Figure ). Compound eyes black, ocelli hyaline, with ochre centripetal crescents. Forewings veins brown, with a dark brown spot at wing margin; first section of vein Rs, vein M and crossvein Rs-M dark brown. Pterostigma dark brown, with a hyaline round window at the lower angle ( Fig. 37 View Figure ). Hindwings hyaline, veins pale brown, with a small dark brown spot distally, except A2 ( Fig. 38 View Figure ). Hypandrium brown, with median longitudinal stripe dark brown. Paraprocts and epiproct pale brown, paraprocts with a dark brown semi-circular band bordering outer edge of sensory fields.

Morphology. Head ( Fig. 39 View Figure ): H/MxW: 1.48, H/d: 3.21, compound eyes large: IO/MxW: 0.42; H/D: 2.4. Vertex concave in the middle. Outer cusp of lacinial tip broad, with seven denticles. Forewings ( Fig. 37 View Figure ). L/W: 4.15, pterostigma elongate and projected towards R2+3, lp/wp: 3.47. Areola postica low, elongate, slanted posteriorly, with apex rounded, al/ah: 1.84. Hindwings ( Fig. 38 View Figure ): l/w: 2.88. Hypandrium convex posteriorly, posterior processes as illustrated ( Fig. 42 View Figure ) flanking a short median arch. Phallosome anteriorly V-shaped ( Fig. 41 View Figure ), external parameres membranous, with an inner, long and thin sclerotized bar. Lateral endophallic sclerites stout, wide anteriorly and narrowing posteriorly. Mesal endophallic sclerite transverse; posterior border sinuous with four small projections; anterior border sinuous, with antero-lateral corners projected; postero-median process long, stout, about twice as long the width of the sclerite. Paraprocts ( Fig. 40 View Figure ) broadly triangular, setose as illustrated, sensory fields with 28 trichobothria on basal rosettes. Epiproct wide, anteriorly convex, posteriorly rounded, setae as illustrated ( Fig. 40 View Figure ).

Measurements. FW: 4250, HW: 2950, F: 1225, T: 1800, t1: 770, t2: 90, t3: 130, ctt1: 25, IO: 470, D: 510, d: 350, IO/d: 1.34, PO: 0.69.

Specimen studied. Holotype male. BRAZIL. Amazonas. Manaus, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amâzonia ( INPAAbout INPA). 03°5’40.42’’N  : 59°59’21.307’’W. 18–27.IX.1982. J. A. Rafael. Malaise trap.

Etymology. The specific epithet refers to the Amazonian city of Manaus, Brazil, where the holotype was collected.


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