Euplocania ecuatoriana

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: 48-50

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Euplocania ecuatoriana

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Euplocania ecuatoriana  n. sp. Male

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Diagnosis. It is related to E. caldasi  n. sp., E. rafaeli  n. sp., E. lasdelicias  n. sp., E. vaupesiana  n. sp., E. picta New  , and E. pictaoides García Aldrete  , from which it differs by the posterior processes of the central sclerite of the hypandrium, and by the shape of the mesal endophallic sclerite.

Color (in 80% ethanol). Head ochraceous, with a dark brown pattern as illustrated ( Fig. 15 View Figure ). Forewings veins brown, with a dark brown spot at wing margin surrounded by a clear window. Pterostigma dark brown, slightly less pigmented at the lower angle; first section of vein Rs, vein M, Cu1 and crossvein Rs-M dark brown ( Fig. 13 View Figure ). Hindwings hyaline, veins pale brown, with a dark brown spot distally ( Fig. 14 View Figure ). Central sclerite of hypandrium pale brown, with median Y-shaped dark brown sclerotization. Epiproct pale brown, paraprocts pale brown, with a dark brown curved band limiting the outer border of the sensory fields.

Morphology. Head ( Fig. 15 View Figure ): H/MxW: 1.46, H/d: 3.59, compound eyes large: IO/MxW: 0.5; H/D: 2.55. Vertex concave in the middle. Lacinia with seven denticles. Forewings ( Fig. 13 View Figure ). L/W: 2.38, pterostigma elongate, angulate towards Rs, lp/wp: 3.29. Areola postica tall, apex rounded, slanted posteriorly al/ah: 1.07. Hindwings ( Fig. 14 View Figure ): l/w: 2.2. Central sclerite of hypandrium bifurcate as in Fig. 18 View Figure ; side sclerites large, broadly triangular. Phallosome with side struts V-shaped ( Fig. 17 View Figure ), external parameres with outer border membranous, internally sclerotized, membranous area bearing pores, slightly projected posteriorly. Mesal endophallic sclerite ( Fig. 17 View Figure ), Mshaped, with median and lateral posterior projections almost equal in length. Paraprocts ( Fig. 16 View Figure ) oval, with setae as illustrated, sensory fields with 32 trichobothria on basal rosettes. Epiproct wide, subtriangular, basally rounded, convex apically, with four macrosetae: two preapical and two medial; two little apical setae; other setae as illustrated ( Fig. 16 View Figure ).

Measurements. FW: 4350, HW: 2975, F: 625, T: 1325, t1: 750, t2: 60, t3: 100, ctt1: 14, f1: 240, f2:870, f3:740, f4:600, Mx4: 250, IO: 570, D: 450, d: 320, IO/d: 1.78, PO: 0.71.

Specimen studied. Holotype male. ECUADOR. Napo. Reserva Étnica Waorani, 1 Km S. Onkone Gare Camp. 00°30’10’’S  : 76°26’0’’W. 220m. 11.II.1995. Fogging terre firma forest. T. L. Erwin et al.

Etymology. The specific name refers to the country of origin of this species: Ecuador: it is the first species of Euplocania  described from this country.