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

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

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scientific name

Euplocania equorum
status

n. sp.

Euplocania equorum  n. sp. Male

Figs 19–24View FIGURES 19–24

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. 21View FIGURES 19–24). 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. 19View FIGURES 19–24). Hindwings hyaline, veins brown, with a brown spot at wing margin ( Fig. 20View FIGURES 19–24). 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. 21View FIGURES 19–24): 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. 19View FIGURES 19–24): L/W: 2.54. Pterostigma: lp/ wp: 3.53, areola postica with rounded apex: al/ah: 1.96. Hindwings ( Fig. 20View FIGURES 19–24): 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. 24View FIGURES 19–24). Phallosome ( Fig. 23View FIGURES 19–24) 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. 22View FIGURES 19–24) almost elliptic, with a dense setal field distally; sensory fields with 27 trichobothria on basal rosettes. Epiproct ( Fig. 22View FIGURES 19–24) 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