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

Figs 13–18View FIGURES 13–18

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. 15View FIGURES 13–18). 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. 13View FIGURES 13–18). Hindwings hyaline, veins pale brown, with a dark brown spot distally ( Fig. 14View FIGURES 13–18). 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. 15View FIGURES 13–18): 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. 13View FIGURES 13–18). 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. 14View FIGURES 13–18): l/w: 2.2. Central sclerite of hypandrium bifurcate as in Fig. 18View FIGURES 13–18; side sclerites large, broadly triangular. Phallosome with side struts V-shaped ( Fig. 17View FIGURES 13–18), external parameres with outer border membranous, internally sclerotized, membranous area bearing pores, slightly projected posteriorly. Mesal endophallic sclerite ( Fig. 17View FIGURES 13–18), Mshaped, with median and lateral posterior projections almost equal in length. Paraprocts ( Fig. 16View FIGURES 13–18) 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. 16View FIGURES 13–18).

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.