Euplocania katios

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: 50-53

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Euplocania katios

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Euplocania katios  n. sp. Male

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Diagnosis. Related to E. badonneli New & Thornton  and to E. equorum  n. sp., differing from them by having the posterior border of the mesal endophallic sclerite denticulate and with a pair of rounded antero-lateral processes.

Color (in 80% ethanol). Head pattern ( Fig. 27View FIGURES 25–30). Compound eyes black, ocelli hyaline with ochre centripetal crescents. Vertex, clypeus and labrum pale brown. Genae with transversal dark brown stripe. Maxillary palps pale brown, Mx4 distally more pigmented. Tergal lobes of meso- and metathorax dark brown, with lateral border clear. Thoracic pleura dark brown, with white spots. Coxae pale brown. Forewings veins brown, with a dark brown spot at wing margin. Pterostigma dark brown ( Fig. 25View FIGURES 25–30). Hindwings hyaline, veins brown, with a brown spot at wing margin ( Fig. 26View FIGURES 25–30). Abdomen creamy, with dark subcuticular spots. Central sclerite of hypandrium brown, with median Y-shaped dark brown mark. Postero-lateral processes ochraceous. Epiproct and paraprocts pale brown; paraprocts with dark brown semi-circular band on outer border of sensory fields.

Morphology. Head ( Fig. 27View FIGURES 25–30): H/MxW: 1.49; compound eyes large, H/d: 3.07; H/D: 2.21; IO/MxW: 0.45. Outer cusp of lacinial tip broad, with seven denticles. Mx4/Mx2: 2.5. Forewings ( Fig. 25View FIGURES 25–30): L/W: 2.5. Pterostigma: lp/wp: 3.37. Right wing anomalous, without areola postica; areola postica present in left wing, wide and low with rounded and flattened apex. Hindwings ( Fig. 26View FIGURES 25–30): l/w: 2.56. Central sclerite of hypandrium convex anteriorly with a slight notch in the middle, concave posteriorly, latero-posterior processes distally directed inwards, side sclerites triangular ( Fig. 30View FIGURES 25–30). Phallosome ( Fig. 29View FIGURES 25–30) anteriorly V-shaped, with slender side struts; external parameres slightly sclerotized, distally broad and rounded; two pairs of endophallic sclerites, and one posterior transverse mesal sclerite. Paraprocts ( Fig. 28View FIGURES 25–30) almost elliptic, with a dense distal setal field; sensory fields with 28 trichobothria on basal rosettes. Epiproct ( Fig. 28View FIGURES 25–30) broad, semitriangular, rounded posteriorly, setal fields on sides and anteriorly; one macroseta on each side.

Measurements. FW: 4225, HW:2875, F: 1050, T:1800, t1: 740, t2: 100, t3: 130, ctt1: 26, f1: 760, f2: 690, f3: 640, f4: 530, f5:380, f6: 350, f7:310, f8:260, f9:230, f10: 200, f11:230, Mx4: 300, IO: 480, D: 490, d: 350, IO/d: 1.37, PO: 0.71.

Specimens studied. Holotype male. COLOMBIA. Chocó. Riosucio, National Natural Park Los Katios, 07°51’12’’N  : 77°09’11.0’’W. 33 m. 25–26.II.2017. N. Carrejo, J. Mendivil, R. González. Led light trap in forest canopy. MUSENUV slide code No. 28994. Paratypes: 3 males, COLOMBIA. Valle del Cauca, Buenaventura, Pericos, Nature Reserve. 03°50’55.7”N  : 76°47’14.0’’W. 478 m. 16.VIII.2017. J. Panche and J. Hoyos. CDC light trap. MUSENUV slide code No. 28999, 29000. 1 male. Santander, Puerto Parra, San Juan de Carare. 06°42’58.2’’N  : 74°8’2.37’’W. 92 m. 12.X.2017. J. Panche and J. Hoyos. CDC light trap. MUSENUV.

Etymology. The specific name, a noun in apposition, refers to the type locality; the Katios National Natural Park, an UNESCO World Natural Heritage, important in the fauna and flora exchange between Central and South America.


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