Colocania chicaque Gonzalez , Garcia Aldrete & 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 chicaque Gonzalez , Garcia Aldrete & Carrejo

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Colocania chicaque Gonzalez, Garcia Aldrete & Carrejo  sp. n. Figures 7-12

Type locality.

COLOMBIA. Cundinamarca. Soacha, Chicaque Natural Reserve, Tirolesa, 2240 m. 04°36'40.38"N, 74°18'41.7"W.

Type material.

Holotype male. 24-28.II.2014. Malaise trap. D. Forero. Deposited at the Pontífica Universidad Javeriana Museum (MPUJ). Bogotá, Colombia.


Forewings hyaline, without marginal bands as in C. candelaria  sp. n., and C. occidentalis  sp. n., differing from them by characters of the forewing, phallosome and details of hypandrium and epiproct. Unlike C. candelaria  the pterostigma has only a distal pigmented band, sometimes with a median, little defined, small pigmented area (Figure 7); phallosome with narrow mesal endophallic sclerite, with distal processes curved as illustrated. Unlike C. occidentalis  , the forewing has M five-branched, with M5 distally forked (Figure 7).


(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 brown areas, central and lateral, between compound eyes. Front brown as illustrated (Figure 9). Postclypeus brown, with diagonal dark brown bands. Genae, anteclypeus, labrum, mandibles, maxillae and labium pale brown. Maxillary palps pale brown, Mx4 distally dark brown. Tergal lobes of meso- and metathorax brown. Thoracic pleura creamy to pale brown. Legs pale brown. Wings hyaline, forewing pterostigma as in diagnosis, veins brown. Abdomen pale brown, with subcuticular spots brown; clunium brown, clearer dorsally, with tubercle brown, hypandrium, phallosome, epiproct, and paraprocts brown.


As in diagnosis, plus the following: Head elongate: H/MxW: 1.48, H/D: 3.0; H/d: 4.0; IO/MxW: 0.74. Vertex slightly emarginated; upper ends of compound eyes almost reaching the level of the vertex. Outer cusp of lacinial tip broad, with eight denticles. Mx4/Mx2: 1.09. Forewing (Figure 7): L/W: 2.73. Pterostigma elongate: lp/wp: 5.88, areola postica tall, triangular: al/ah: 1.24, asymmetric; hindwings (Figure 8): l/w: 3.10, M four-branched. Hypandrium (Figure 10), setose as illustrated. Phallosome with side struts V-shaped, distally with arms curved outward; external parameres laminar, dilated distally, apex rounded, bearing pores (Figure 12); anterior pair of endophallic sclerites laminar-oval, with anterior margin serrate; antero-lateral pairs boomerang-shaped, curved inward proximally and with a series of laminar teeth, distally without teeth and reaching near the basal part of the external parameres (Figure 12). Paraprocts (Figure 11) robust, almost elliptic, with distal setal field as illustrated, sensory fields oval, with 26 trichobothria on basal rosettes. Epiproct (Figure 11) trapeziform, with a group of three mesal macrosetae and a setal field distally.


FW: 6700, HW: 4500, F: 1610, T: 2760, t1: 1240, t2: 100, t3: 152, Mx4: 380, ctt1: 42, f1: 1480, f2: 1380, IO: 600, D: 400, d: 300, IO/d: 2, PO: 0.75.


The specific epithet refers to the Chicaque Natural Reserve, where the holotype was collected.