Omanolidia inflata, Nielson, 2011

Nielson, M. W., 2011, 2953, Zootaxa 2953, pp. 1-85 : 39-40

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Omanolidia inflata

sp. nov.

Omanolidia inflata View in CoL , sp. nov.

( Plate 5C, Figs. 290–298)

Length. Male 7.70–8.50 mm; female 8.50–9.00 mm.

External morphology. Large, robust species. General color golden brown, numerous ivory spots on veins of forewings. Forewings with faint translucent, transverse band below mesonotum and subapically; mesonotum yellow, lateral angles light brown; pronotum dark yellow; head light yellow; eyes dark brown; face yellow with light to dark brown stripe on lateral margins of clypeus, sometimes with transverse black band basally and anteriorly ( Plate 5C). Head narrower than pronotum, anterior margin broadly rounded; crown broad, slightly narrower than width of eyes, produced distally about ¼ of entire length, lateral margins convergent basally, foveate on each side of middle; eyes large, semiglobular; pronotum about equal in length of crown; mesonotum large, about twice median length of pronotum; forewings typical; clypeus long, broad, lateral margins broadly convex; clypellus short, about 1/3 as long as clypeus, narrow, apex expanded laterally.

Male genitalia. Pygofer large, triangulate, small lobe and setae on caudodorsal margin ( Fig. 290); right subgenital plate short, slightly robust, pilose in apical ¼ ( Fig. 291); style long, slightly longer than aedeagus, apophysis slender, curved laterally in distal ¼ in dorsal view, broadly curved in lateral view ( Figs. 292, 293); aedeagus long, shaft inflated subbasally to subapically in lateral and dorsal views, with 2 rows of short, fine setae longitudinally ( Figs. 294, 295); connective Y-shaped, membranous on each side of middle, stem narrow, long ( Fig. 296); dorsal connective long, narrow ( Fig. 297), attached to base of aedeagal socle ( Fig. 244).

Female genitalia. Seventh sternum large, about twice as long as penultimate sternite, caudal margin produced distally forming lateral lobes, apex excavated ( Fig. 298).

Material examined. Holotype male. COLOMBIA: Norte de Santander, Mun. Cucutilla Vda. Carrizal Cuenca Qda., Poveda, 7º29’N – 72º51’W., 2100 m., Malaise , 18 III–3.IV.2002, A. Santamaria, leg., M.3106 ( IAHC) GoogleMaps . Paratypes. 3 males, 5 females, Boyacá, SFF, Iguaque La Planada , 5º 25N .– 73º27’W., 2850 m., Malaise, 4/2/00 – 4/19/ 00, P. Reine, leg., M. 28. ( IAHC) Same data as holotype with the following dates and code numbers GoogleMaps : 1 female, 7/ 13/00 – 7/30/00, M. 381; 1 female, 12/2/00–12/7/00, M. 1070; 1 female, 7/30/00–8/17/00, M. 391; 1 male, 4/2/00– 4/19/00, M. 28; 1 male, 4/3/00–4/29/00, M.30; 1 female, 4/20/00–4/29/00, M. 28; 1 female, 7/13/00–7/30/00, M. 381; 1 female, 11/1/00–11/13/00, M. 827 ( IAHC), 1 male, 1 female , Arcabuco , 5º26’N.– 73º27’W, 16 III – 1 IV 2000 ( UK) GoogleMaps , 1 male, 1 female, Arcabuco , 5º26’N – 73º27’W., 16 III – 1 IV 2000 ( MLBM) GoogleMaps .

Etymology. The name is descriptive for the inflated aedeagus in dorsal and lateral views.

Remarks. This species is nearest to O. dentata Nielson in some male genitalia characters and can be separated by the inflated aedeagus in dorsal and lateral views and by the apical, attenuated style.













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