Anacroneuria bandido

Kondratieff, Boris C. & Armitage, Brian J., 2019, The Plecoptera of Panama. III. The genus Anacroneuria (Plecoptera: Perlidae) in Panama’s national parks: 2017 survey results, Zootaxa 4565 (3), pp. 407-419: 415

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Anacroneuria bandido

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Anacroneuria bandido  sp. n.

( Figs. 7–11View FIGURES 7–11)

Material examined. PANAMAGoogleMaps  : Holotype 1 ♂: Coclé Province, Omar Torrijos National Park, Cuenca 134, Quebrada Las Yayas   GoogleMaps, La Pintada   GoogleMaps, El Harino   GoogleMaps, PSPSCD-PNGDOTH-C134-2017-004, 8.66168°N and 80.59520°W, 586 m, trampa de luz, E. Álvarez, E. Pérez, and T. Ríos, 25 March 2017 (COZEM). Paratype: Veraguas Province, Santa Fe National Park, Cuenca 0 97, Río Piedra de Moler , PSPSCD-PNSF-Cuenca 097-2017-011, 8.55343°N and 81.17°W, 395 m, trampa de luz, A. Cornejo, E. Álvarez, T. Ríos, and C. Nieto, 20 April 2017, 1 ♂ ( COZEM)GoogleMaps  .

Adult habitus. General body yellow. Head black posteriorly, mask-like, with a distinctive yellow anterior area produce posteriorly nipple-like ( Fig. 7View FIGURES 7–11). Pronotum black with wide yellow mesal band ( Fig. 7View FIGURES 7–11). Legs black, except femur of metathoracic leg yellowish basally. Wing membrane fumose, veins brown.

Male. Forewing length 9.5–10.0 mm. Hammer thimble shaped ( Fig. 8View FIGURES 7–11). Aedeagus apex scoop-like, tip with parallel margins, shoulders conspicuous slightly projecting ( Figs. 9–11View FIGURES 7–11); no dorsal keel, ventrally with small membranous lobes ( Fig. 10View FIGURES 7–11); hooks slender ( Fig. 10View FIGURES 7–11).

Female. Unknown

Larva. Unknown.

Diagnosis. This new species is similar in general habitus to A. laru Gutiérrez-Fonseca, 2015  known from Darién National Park in southern Panama along the Panama Colombian border. Both are relatively small with darkly pigmented heads and pronota. However, the aedeagus of both species are distinctive, with the shoulders well-developed in A. bandido  with parallel margins of the apex. Additionally, the black “mask-like marking are interrupted medially by pale pigment in A. laru  (see fig 8, Gutiérrez-Fonseca, 2015).

Etymology. Bandido: Spanish for bandit, alluding to the black mask-like area on the dorsal surface of the head.