Triplocania bubuae, 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 : 28

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Triplocania bubuae

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Triplocania bubuae n. sp. Male

( Figs 69–74 View FIGURES 69 – 74 )

Diagnosis. Forewings with pigmented marginal band from R4+5 to areola postica, and pigmented area distally on cell cu1. Central sclerite of hypandrium much larger than the side sclerites, anteriorly straight, with postero-lateral corners sclerotized, projected posteriorly; posterior border with two short projections in the middle, apically blunt, directed outwards, the space between the middle and the lateral projections denticulate, strongly sclerotized. Phallosome complex, Y-shaped anteriorly, external parameres broad, distally quadrate, sclerotized, bearing denticles along the border; three pairs of endophallic sclerites, anterior pair broadly M-shaped, mesal pair fused, Hshaped, with posterior arms curved, acuminate; posterior pair close to the inner border of the external parameres, each half elongate, with a row of four teeth along the inner border ( Fig. 74 View FIGURES 69 – 74 ).

Color (in 80% ethanol). Body pale brown. Compound eyes brown; ocelli hyaline, with ochre centripetal crescents. Head pattern ( Fig. 71 View FIGURES 69 – 74 ); postclypeus with dark brown V-shaped area; anteclypeus and labrum brown; genae dark brown, pale brown postgena; antennae pale brown; maxillary palps pale brown, Mx4 dark brown, Mx2- Mx3 with apical rings ochre. Thorax brown, tergal lobes of meso- and metathorax with creamy spots. Legs with tibiae and tarsi pale brown, coxae, trochanters and femora cream, coxae with two pale brown ochre spots, basal and apical, femora with three to four brown spots, basal, middle and apical, two median brown spots on hind femora. Forewings ( Fig. 69 View FIGURES 69 – 74 ), with hyaline fenestrae between marginal pigmented band and wing margin. Hindwings hyaline ( Fig. 70 View FIGURES 69 – 74 ), with small brown spots distally on R2+3, R4+5 and M. Abdomen cream, with pale brown spots on tergites. Hypandrium brown, with dark brown marginal areas; clunium, paraprocts and epiproct pale brown, with brown subcuticular spots. Phallosome dark brown.

Morphology. As in diagnosis, plus the following: Head ( Fig. 71 View FIGURES 69 – 74 ): H/MxW: 1.62, H/D: 2.00, IO/MxW: 0.56, MxW/IO: 3.04. Vertex slightly below the level of the upper border of the compound eyes. Outer cusp of lacinial tip broad, with three broad denticles. Mx4/Mx2: 1.22. Forewings ( Fig. 69 View FIGURES 69 – 74 ): L/W: 2.57, pterostigma: lp/wp: 4.38; areola postica high, la/ha: 2.11. Cu1 straight. Hindwings ( Fig. 70 View FIGURES 69 – 74 ): l/w: 3.00. Hypandrium symmetric and little sclerotized, side sclerites small, twice as long as wide, setose ( Fig. 73 View FIGURES 69 – 74 ). Phallosome ( Fig. 74 View FIGURES 69 – 74 ), antero-mesal pair of endophallic sclerites with arms stout. Paraprocts broad, oval ( Fig. 72 View FIGURES 69 – 74 ), with setal field on distal third; sensory fields with 26 trichobothria on basal rosettes. Epiproct wide, almost straight anteriorly, rounded posteriorly, with setae as illustrated ( Fig. 72 View FIGURES 69 – 74 ).

Measurements. FW: 3637, HW: 2625, F: 1000, T: 1675, t1: 745, t2: 57, t3: 157, Mx4: 275, ctt1: 25, f1: 700, f2: 650, f3: 525, IO: 312, D: 450, d: 325, IO/d: 0.96, PO: 0.72.

Material studied. Holotype male. COLOMBIA. Valle del Cauca. Buenaventura, Pericos Nature Reserve , 03°50’55.7’’N: 76°47’14.0’’W, 478 m. 28–29.III.2013, MUSENUV slide code 12 182. O. Saenz & N. Calderón, in led light trap GoogleMaps . Paratypes: 3 males, Buenaventura, Danubio , 03°36’45.7’’N: 76°53’17.8’’W, 247 m. 28–29.VIII. 2014, R. González, N. Calderón & O. Saenz. Led light trap. GoogleMaps

Etymology. This species is dedicated to Mrs. Amparo Bubú, defender and protector of the Pericos Nature Reserve.