Culoptila kimminsi Denning

Blahnik, Roger J. & Holzenthal, Ralph W., 2006, Revision of the genus Culoptila (Trichoptera: Glossosomatidae), Zootaxa 1233, pp. 1-52: 30

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.172764

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:1A8DB0F6-C07A-4202-9F2B-6126594961E8

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FC8793-FFCC-6F76-846A-FEB3C4911B42

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scientific name

Culoptila kimminsi Denning
status

 

Culoptila kimminsi Denning 

Fig. 25View FIGURES 24 – 26 A, B

Culoptila kimminsi Denning 1965: 270  .

This species is closely related to Culoptila buenoi  and together they comprise a distinctive species pair. They are similar in the general shape of the phallobase and its posterodorsal apex, and in the possession of a curved phallic spine with numerous smaller accessory spines. This curved phallic spine is apparently united basally with a 2 nd, elongate spine, which is nearly straight and lacks accessory spines. A distinctive difference between C. kimminsi  and C. buenoi  is in the shape of the inferior appendages. In both species they are relatively elongate and curved, but they are much narrower in C. kimminsi  .

Adult. Length of forewing: male 3.2–3.6 mm; female 3.2 mm. Color light brown; wing with nearly complete, linear whitish bar at wing anastomosis. Mesothorax of male narrow anteromesally; mesoscutal wart elongate, narrowed, rounded anteromesally; mesoscutal setae long. Mesothoracic tegulae of male rounded, greatly enlarged; tegular setae short; tegular gland large, rounded, with several pleated folds.

Male genitalia. Sternum VI process short, subtruncate. Tergum IX ventral margin acutely angled, tapered from anterolateral margin, not produced posteroventrally. Inferior appendages very long, narrow apically, divergent basally, curving mesad apically. Tergum X short, about as long as wide, apex in ventral view broadly rounded to subtruncate; ventrolateral processes with apices incurved, nearly planar in caudal view, mesal margin acute; apices not or scarcely posteriorly bent. Apicodorsal projection arched, moderately elongate, apex subacute. Phallic apparatus with 2 phallic spines, phallic spines united basally, shorter spine much thickened, sinuously twisted around longer spine, with numerous, overlapping accessory spines, longer spine about 2 / 3 length of phallobase, weakly curved, apically narrowed, acuminate.

Material examined

UNITED STATES: Arizona: Cochise Co., S.W.R.S., 5 mi W Portal, 1646 m, 7.iv. 1965 — 1 male ( NMNHAbout NMNH); same, 23.v.– 5.vi. 1967 (C.W. Sabrosky,) — 2 males, 3 females ( NMNHAbout NMNH).

Distribution

UNITED STATES (Arizona).

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Trichoptera

Family

Glossosomatidae

Genus

Culoptila

Loc

Culoptila kimminsi Denning

Blahnik, Roger J. & Holzenthal, Ralph W. 2006

2006
Loc

Culoptila kimminsi

Denning 1965: 270