Ochrotrichia caatinga Souza, Santos & Takiya 2014

Cavalcante, Bruna Maria Silva, Dumas, Leandro Lourenço & Nessimian, Jorge Luiz, 2018, New species and new geographical record of Ochrotrichia Mosely 1934 (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) from Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Zootaxa 4462 (2), pp. 229-236: 235

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4462.2.4

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scientific name

Ochrotrichia caatinga Souza, Santos & Takiya 2014
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Ochrotrichia caatinga Souza, Santos & Takiya 2014 

Material examined: BRAZIL: Rio de Janeiro: Rio de Janeiro, Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio do Ouriço , Início trilha da Cachoeira da Gruta , 22°57’54.2”S, 43°14’21.2”W, 111 m, 03.iii.2016, JL Nessimian, LL Dumas, BM Silva & FQ Machado leg., 1 male ( DZRJ)GoogleMaps  ; Rio de Janeiro, Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio Cova da Onça , 22°57’45.2”S, 43°17’36.5”W, 494 m, 12.viii.2016, JL Nessimian, LL Dumas, BM Silva & FQ Machado leg., 1 male ( DZRJ)GoogleMaps  .

Before this work, only Ochrotrichia patulosa ( Wasmund & Holzenthal 2007)  — previously described in Rhyacopsyche Müller 1879  and transferred to Ochrotrichia  by Oláh & Johanson (2011) — was known from Rio de Janeiro state. In addition to the three new species described here, we also record for the first time O. caatinga  for Rio de Janeiro state. This species was previously described from Parque Nacional Ubajara, Ceará state, northeastern Brazil. Although located in the semiarid Caatinga biome, the protected area of Parque Nacional Ubajara is one of the last remnants of native Atlantic rainforest in northeastern Brazil, with vegetation structure similar to that of Parque Nacional da Tijuca, in Rio de Janeiro state, southeastern Brazil, where the species was also collected.

This species can be distinguished by the shape of the inferior appendages, subrectangular and rounded apically in lateral view, by the absence of a hook-like process on tergum X, and by the phallus with small spines on the apical area and bearing a curved lateral process (see figures 1A –1D in Souza et al. 2014).