Triplocania panchei, González-Obando & Carrejo-Gironza & García, 2017

González-Obando, Ranulfo, Carrejo-Gironza, Nancy & García, Alfonso N., 2017, New species of Colombian Triplocania Roesler (Psocodea: ‘ Psocoptera’: Ptiloneuridae), Zootaxa 4336 (1), pp. 1-113 : 73-76

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Triplocania panchei

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Triplocania panchei n. sp.

( Figs 247–252 View FIGURES 247 – 252 )

Diagnosis. Differing from T. camentsa n. sp., T. embera n. sp., and T. mocoaensis n. sp., mostly on details of the hypandrium and phallosome sclerites ( Fig. 252 View FIGURES 247 – 252 ).

Male. Color (in 80% ethanol). Body pale brown. Compound eyes brown; ocelli hyaline, with ochre centripetal crescents. Head pale brown, with brown and cream spots ( Fig. 249 View FIGURES 247 – 252 ); postclypeus, anteclypeus and labrum pale brown; genae brown; antennae pale brown, apex of the first five flagellomeres cream. Maxillary palps pale brown, Mx4 with apex dark brown. Thorax brown, with areas of tergal lobes of meso- and metathorax cream. Legs pale brown, coxae and trochanters cream, coxae with brown spots, femora proximally cream and distally pale brown. Forewings with pale brown marginal spot from R1 to areola postica, vein ends with brown spot at wing margin. Hindwings hyaline. Abdomen creamy, with subcuticular spots brown. Hypandrium pale brown, clunium, paraprocts and epiproct cream, with small, brown subcuticular areas. Phallosome dark brown.

Morphology. As in diagnosis, plus the following: Head ( Fig. 249 View FIGURES 247 – 252 ): H/MxW: 1.59; H/D: 2.06, IO/MxW: 0.53, MxW/IO: 3.19. Vertex slightly emarginate, slightly below the level of the compound eyes. Outer cusp of lacinial tip broad, with three broad denticles. Mx4/Mx2: 1.47. Forewings ( Fig. 247 View FIGURES 247 – 252 ): L/W: 2.52, pterostigma: lp/wp: 4.90; areola postica high, la/ha: 2.13, distal part of Cu1a with gentle concavity. Hindwings ( Fig. 248 View FIGURES 247 – 252 ): l/w: 2.90. Central sclerite of hypandrium U-shaped, with lateral posterior processes stout, blunt ended ( Fig. 251 View FIGURES 247 – 252 ). Phallosome Vshaped anteriorly, side struts not fused proximally; external parameres membranous, fused with the side struts, broad, distally rounded, bearing pores, with a row of small denticles on outer border ( Fig. 252 View FIGURES 247 – 252 ). Three pairs of endophallic sclerites, anterior pair with inner arms club-shaped, narrowing posteriorly, acuminate; outer arms curved, blunt ended on both ends. Mesal sclerite H-shaped, with anterior arms longer. Posterior pair slender, next to inner border of external parameres, with three long, pointed processes along inner border ( Fig. 252 View FIGURES 247 – 252 ). Paraprocts robust ( Fig. 250 View FIGURES 247 – 252 ), setae as illustrated, a macroseta near each sensory field, these with 22 trichobothria on basal rosettes. Epiproct wide, broadly triangular ( Fig. 250 View FIGURES 247 – 252 ), mesal field with three macrosetae, with a pair of lateral macrosetae, other setae as illustrated.

Measurements. FW: 3650, HW: 2500, F: 950, T: 550, t1: 675, t2: 75, t3: 150, Mx4: 257, ctt1: 22, f1: 700, f2: 690, f3: 600, f4: 500, f5: 350, f6: 325, f7: 250, f8: 200, IO: 292, D: 560, d: 425, IO/d: 0.69, PO: 0.76.

Material studied. Holotype male. COLOMBIA. Putumayo. Mocoa, Environmental Education Center , 1°07’04.78”N: 76°38’12.19”W, 556 m. 30.V.2014, MUSENUV slide code 28619. J. Panche. Led ligth trap in forest canopy GoogleMaps . Paratype male. Caquetá, Belén de los Andaquíes. Resguardo Indígena La Esperanza , 1°37’0.23”N: 75°56’25.78”W, 736 m. 28.II.2017. MUSENUV slide code 28620. J. Panche. Led light trap in forest canopy. GoogleMaps

Etymology. This species is gratefully dedicated to Jeferson Danois Panche, in recognition of his important work collecting ‘Psocoptera’ in the Colombian Departments of Caquetá and Putumayo.