Euplocania equorum

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

publication ID

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

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D3C277-9F7E-B91A-47A7-FEC6E2D5DC11

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scientific name

Euplocania equorum
status

n. sp.

Euplocania equorum  n. sp. Male

Figs 19–24 View Figure

Diagnosis. It is close to E. badonneli New & Thornton  and to E. katios  n. sp. It differs from them by details of the phallosome endophallic sclerites, particularly the mesal sclerite.

Color (in 80% ethanol). Head pattern ( Fig. 21 View Figure ). Compound eyes black, ocelli with ochre centripetal crescents. Clypeus, vertex and labrum pale brown. Genae with longitudinal dark brown stripes. Antennae brown. Forewings veins brown, with a dark brown spot at wing margin surrounded by a clear window. Pterostigma dark brown ( Fig. 19 View Figure ). Hindwings hyaline, veins brown, with a brown spot at wing margin ( Fig. 20 View Figure ). Central sclerite of hypandrium pale brown, with median Y-shaped dark brown area; postero-lateral processes ochraceous with clear border. Epiproct pale, paraprocts with a dark semi-circular band partially limiting the sensory fields.

Morphology. Head ( Fig. 21 View Figure ): H/MxW: 1.49, vertex concave; compound eyes large, H/d: 3.06; H/D: 2.03; IO/ MxW: 0.47. Outer cusp of lacinial tip broad, with six denticles. Forewings ( Fig. 19 View Figure ): L/W: 2.54. Pterostigma: lp/ wp: 3.53, areola postica with rounded apex: al/ah: 1.96. Hindwings ( Fig. 20 View Figure ): l/w: 2.77. Central sclerite of hypandrium convex anteriorly with a slight notch in the middle, deeply concave posteriorly, latero-posterior processes distally curved inward, side sclerites triangular ( Fig. 24 View Figure ). Phallosome ( Fig. 23 View Figure ) anteriorly V-shaped, with slender side struts; external parameres membranous, distally broad and rounded; two pairs of endophallic sclerites, and one posterior transverse mesal sclerite, the latter one with two pairs of postero-lateral process and one pair of antero-lateral process, making the sclerite looks like two horses. Paraprocts ( Fig. 22 View Figure ) almost elliptic, with a dense setal field distally; sensory fields with 27 trichobothria on basal rosettes. Epiproct ( Fig. 22 View Figure ) broad, triangular, rounded posteriorly, setal field on sides and anteriorly; two pairs of large setae, one median and one preapical.

Measurements. FW: 4500, HW: 2975, f1: 960, IO: 520, D: 540, d: 360, IO/d: 1.44, PO: 0.66.

Specimen studied. Holotype male. BRAZIL. Pará, Rio Araguaia S. Cenuldo e Conceicudo , Araguaia. 08°20’58.92’’S: 49°18’31.32’’W. 15 m. XI.1982. J. Arias. CDCAbout CDC light trapGoogleMaps  . Treetop I. 15 m. INPAAbout INPA  .

Etymology. The specific name refers to the symmetrical lateral projections in the mesal endophallic sclerite that look like two horses.

CDC

Changdu Institute for Drug Control

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia