Colocania norsantanderina Carrejo, Mendivil & Gonzalez

Gonzalez-Obando, Ranulfo, Aldrete, Alfonso N. Garcia, Carrejo-Gironza, Nancy & Mendivil, Julian, 2018, A new genus of Ptiloneuridae, its position within the family, and descriptions of five species (Psocodea, ' Psocoptera'), ZooKeys 780, pp. 11-34: 11

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Colocania norsantanderina Carrejo, Mendivil & Gonzalez

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Colocania norsantanderina Carrejo, Mendivil & Gonzalez  sp. n. Figures 13-18

Type locality.

COLOMBIA. Norte de Santander. National Natural Park Tamá. Orocue Station, 2433 m. 07°25'27.6"N, 72°26'31.8"W.

Type material.

Holotype female. 2.VII.2016. On wood beam with mosses and fungi. R. González, N. Carrejo. Deposited in Entomological Museum, Universidad del Valle (MUSENUV, slide code 29034), Santiago de Cali, Colombia.


Related to C. pilosa  sp. n. in having the forewing with similarly pigmented pattern and shape of the areola postica. It differs from the female of C. pilosa  by having the hindwing M widely forked, by the shape of sternum IX, and by the shape and pilosity of the epiproct, without distally curved setae.


(in 80% ethanol). Body pale brown, with pigmented dark brown areas as indicated below. Compound eyes black, ocelli hyaline, with ochre centripetal crescents. Vertex and front with brown spots, central and lateral between the compound eyes (Figure 15). Postclypeus pale brown, with diagonal bands dark brown. Genae, anteclypeus, mandibles, maxillae, and labium pale brown, labrum brown. Antennae brown, scape and pedicel pale brown, flagellomeres cream apically. Maxillary palps pale brown, Mx4 brown distally. Tergal lobes of meso- and metathorax brown. Thoracic pleura creamy to pale brown with brown spots. Legs: coxae dark brown, fore- coxae pale brown, trochanters cream to pale brown, femora pale brown, with brown spots, tarsi 1 brown apically, tarsi 2-3 brown. Forewing with marginal brown band from apex of R4+5 to A1; M five branched; pterostigma with a dark brown band proximally and distally. Abdomen pale brown, with subcuticular brown spots; clunium brown, paler dorsally, with tubercle brown, subgenital plate with V-shaped pigmented area (Figure 16); gonapophyses, paraprocts, and epiproct dark brown.


As in diagnosis, plus the following: Head elongate (Figure 15): H/MxW: 1.41; H/D: 3.0, H/d: 4.0: IO/MxW: 0.78. Outer cusp of lacinial tip broad, with seven denticles. Mx4/Mx2: 1.14. Forewing (Fig. 13), L/W: 2.83. Pterostigma elongate: lp/wp: 5.73, areola postica triangular, al/ah: 1.35, M five branched. Hindwings (Figure 14): l/w: 2.89, M two branched. Subgenital plate (Figure 16) broad, slightly pointed posteriorly, setose, with macrosetae posteriorly. Gonapophyses (Figure 18): v1 elongate, pilose, distally acuminate; v2+3 pilose distally, with a row of 10 setae on v3; distal process acuminate, with microsetae on surface. Paraprocts (Figure 17) triangular, rounded apically, distal setal field with abundant setae as illustrated, sensory fields with 35 trichobothria on basal rosettes. Epiproct (Figure 17) triangular, rounded apically, with abundant setae and macrosetae distally as illustrated.


FW: 6075, HW: 3975, F: 1460, T: 2700, t1: 1170, t2: 105, t3: 160, Mx4: 375, ctt1: 46, f1: 1320, f2: 1330, f3: 1030, IO: 620, D: 370, d: 273, IO/d: 2.27, PO: 0.74.


The specific epithet refers to the Colombian Department Norte de Santander, where the holotype was collected.