Euplocania rafaeli

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: 58

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4444.1.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:015724CF-1368-42AA-BAF3-2F010045019B

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D3C277-9F76-B912-47A7-FD93E65CDFF2

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Plazi

scientific name

Euplocania rafaeli
status

n. sp.

Euplocania rafaeli  n. sp. Male

Figs 49–54 View Figure

Diagnosis. It is close to E. picta New  , E. pictaoides García Aldrete  , E. caldasi  n. sp., E. vaupesiana  n. sp., E. ecuatoriana  n. sp., and E. lasdelicias  n. sp., differing from them by the posterior processes of the central sclerite of the hypandrium, and by details of the mesal endophallic sclerite and antero-mesal endophallic sclerites.

Color (in 80% ethanol). Head ochraceous, with dark brown pattern as illustrated ( Fig. 51 View Figure ). Compound eyes black, ocelli hyaline, with ochre centripetal crescents. Legs: hind- and mid- coxae creamy, with proximal dark brown stripes; fore coxa ochraceous with proximal dark brown stripe. Femora, tibia and tarsi pale brown. Forewings veins pale brown, with a dark brown spot at wing margin, surrounded by a clear window; first section of vein Rs, crossvein Rs-M and stem of M dark brown; pterostigma dark brown with a rounded hyaline area at the lower angle ( Fig. 49 View Figure ). Hindwings hyaline, veins pale brown with a dark spot distally ( Fig. 50 View Figure ). Central sclerite of hypandrium brown. Epiproct pale brown; paraprocts pale brown, with a dark brown curved band limiting the outer side of the sensory fields.

Morphology. As in diagnosis, plus the following: Head ( Fig. 51 View Figure ): H/MxW: 1.43, H/d: 2.91, H/D: 2.05; compound eyes large: IO/MxW: 0.45. Vertex concave in the middle. Outer cusp of lacinial tip broad, with six denticles. Forewings ( Fig. 49 View Figure ). L/W: 2.50, pterostigma elongate and extended towards Rs, lp/wp: 3.61. Areola postica tall, apex rounded. Hindwings ( Fig. 50 View Figure ): l/w: 2.81. Central sclerite of hypandrium with sides almost parallel, postero-lateral processes broad, with inner border straight, rounded outwards, leaving between them a broad, straight concavity, a field of short spines in each process; side sclerites large, broadly rhomboid ( Fig. 54 View Figure ). Phallosome anteriorly V-shaped ( Fig. 53 View Figure ), external parameres slender, curved inwards, with an internal, long and slender sclerotized bar; lateral endophallic sclerites stout, wide anteriorly and narrowing posteriorly. Mesal endophallic sclerite transverse, trapeziform, anteriorly straight, posteriorly sinuous; with a mid posterior projection long, slender, about three times the width of the sclerite. Paraprocts ( Fig. 52 View Figure ) oval, almost triangular, setose as illustrated, sensory fields with 30 trichobothria on basal rosettes. Epiproct wide, semi-triangular, posteriorly rounded, with two preapical macrosetae and two apical normal length setae. Posterior border with a row of four setae and a transverse field of microsetae as illustrated ( Fig. 52 View Figure ).

Measurements. FW: 5000, HW: 3375, F: 1225, T: 2125, t1: 860, t2: 100, t3: 140, ctt1: 28, f1: 950, f2:850, IO: 480, D: 520, d: 370, IO/d: 1.30, PO: 0.71.

Specimen studied. Holotype male. BRAZIL. Paraná. São José dos Pinhais. 25°32’05’’S  : 49°12’23’’W. X.1984. J. A. Rafael. Malaise trap. INPA

Etymology. This species is dedicated to Dr. José Albertino Rafael, a researcher at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amâzonia ( INPAAbout INPA), in Manaus, Amazonas Brazil, in recognition to his important studies on the taxonomy of Diptera and Zoraptera, who has done much to promote the study of the insect fauna of the Amazon Basin.

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia