Colocania candelaria Garcia Aldrete, Gonzalez & Carrejo

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 candelaria Garcia Aldrete, Gonzalez & Carrejo

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Colocania candelaria Garcia Aldrete, Gonzalez & Carrejo  sp. n. Figures 1-6

Type locality.

COLOMBIA. Huila. Belén, La Candelaria, 2128 m. 02°13'36.0"N, 76°07'27.4"W.

Type material.

Holotype male. 18.IV.2015. On tree trunk. R. González. Deposited in Entomological Museum, Universidad del Valle (MUSENUV, slide code 29033).


Forewings hyaline, without marginal bands as in C. chicaque  sp. n., and C. occidentalis  sp. n., differing from them by wing characters, phallosome, and details of hypandrium and epiproct. Unlike the above species, the pterostigma has large pigmented bands proximally and distally (Figure 1); phallosome with mesal endophallic sclerite widened, apically narrow and with two elongated teeth, one of them curved outwards (Figure 6).


Color (in 80% ethanol). Body pale brown, with pigmented dark brown areas as indicated below. Compound eyes black, ocelli hyaline, with ochre centripetal crescents. Vertex with three dark brown areas, a central one and two lateral ones between the compound eyes. Front with brown area between ocellar group and epistomal sulcus, as illustrated (Figure 3). Postclypeus brown, with diagonal dark brown stripes. Genae, anteclypeus, labrum, mandibles, maxillae, and labium brown to pale brown. Antennae brown, scape pale brown, flagellomeres distally cream. Maxillary palps pale brown, Mx4 dark brown distally. Tergal lobes of meso- and metathorax brown. Thoracic pleura pale brown. Mesopleura with dark brown spots. Legs: coxae, trochanter, and femora pale brown, tibiae and tarsi brown. Wings hyaline, forewing pterostigma with a large dark brown band proximally and distally. Abdomen cream, with subcuticular brown spots; clunium, hypandrium, and phallosome dark brown; epiproct and paraprocts brown.


As in diagnosis, plus the following: Head elongate: H/MxW: 1.52; small compound eyes, H/d: 4.24; H/D: 3.1, IO/MxW: 0.80. Upper ends of compound eyes almost reaching the level of the vertex. Outer cusp of lacinial tip broad, with six denticles. Mx4/Mx2: 1.13. Forewing (Figure 1): L/W: 2.72. Pterostigma: lp/wp: 5.97, areola postica tall, triangular; al/ah: 1.27, R4+5 almost straight, M five-branched, M5 distally forked. Hindwings (Figure 2): l/w: 3.08. M four branched. Hypandrium (Figure 4), with three pigmented areas, two antero-lateral, curved, backwards and a central, posterior one, wide and narrow, setose as illustrated; phallosome with side struts independent, with two separate basal stems anteriorly wide, narrowing distally and curved outwards, basally articulated to a mesal process that projects to the hypandrium; external parameres laminar, dilated distally, apex rounded, bearing pores (Figure 6); anterior pair of endophallic sclerites oval, antero-lateral pair curved as illustrated, rounded distally and overlapping with the basal part of the external parameres (Figure 6). Paraprocts (Figure 5) broad, elliptic, with distal setal field as illustrated, sensory fields oval, with 34 trichobothria on basal rosettes. Epiproct (Figure 5) broadly trapeziform, with a group of three mesal macrosetae and a setal field distally on each side; posterior border with a field of microsetae and a row of four-five setae.


FW: 6250, HW: 4075, F: 1470, T: 2560, t1: 900, Mx4: 360, ctt1: 26, f1: 1230, f2: 1240, f3: 1000, f4: 760, f5: 480, f6: 410, f7: 320, f8: 295, f9: 210, f10: 200, IO: 580, D: 360, d: 260, IO/d: 2.23, PO: 0.72.


The specific epithet refers to the town of La Candelaria (La Plata, Huila) where the holotype was collected.