Triplocania ecuatorianaoides, Neto, Alberto Moreira Da Silva, García Aldrete, Alfonso N. & Rafael, José Albertino, 2016

Neto, Alberto Moreira Da Silva, García Aldrete, Alfonso N. & Rafael, José Albertino, 2016, Twelve new species of Triplocania Roesler (Psocodea: ' Psocoptera': Ptiloneuridae), from South America, Zootaxa 4109 (3), pp. 251-283: 260-262

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Triplocania ecuatorianaoides

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Triplocania ecuatorianaoides  n. sp. (Male).

( Figs 37–43View FIGURES 37 – 43)

Diagnosis. Belonging in the same species assemblage indicated above. Close to T. ecuatoriana  from which it differs by having the central sclerite of the hypandrium more convex anteriorly, with the distal lobes of the posterior process longer, slender, and directed outwards, each bearing a row of four setae distally on the inner border, and by having a pigmented band along outer borders.

Color. Compound eyes black, ocelli hyaline, with ochre centripetal crescents; head pattern ( Fig. 37View FIGURES 37 – 43). Scape pale yellow and pedicel yellow, f 1 –f 2 pale yellow, with apex white. Mx 4 pale yellow with distal end pale brown. Femora pale yellow; tibiae pale yellow with distal end yellow; tarsomeres 1–3 pale yellow. Forewing with setae of veins arising from dark brown areolae, brown spots on veins distally, from R 2 + 3 to CuA 2; a whitish area almost triangular in the connection between CuA and areola postica, a brown spot between Rs and branching of M and between apex of areola postica and M; a brown area along CuA to posterior end of CuP; and a dark brown spot at confluence of CuP – 1 A; a brown irregular area on proximal end of wing; pterostigma brown, with a triangular hyaline area in the middle; veins brown, with dark brown spots at wing margin ( Fig. 38View FIGURES 37 – 43). Hindwing almost hyaline, with a small, pale brown area proximally and a small pale brown spot at confluence of CuP and wing margin; veins brown, with dark brown spots at wing margin ( Fig. 39View FIGURES 37 – 43).

Morphology. Compound eyes without interommatidial setae. Outer cusp of lacinial tip broad, with five denticles ( Fig. 40View FIGURES 37 – 43). Forewing pterostigma almost triangular, narrow basally; Rs sinuous, R 2 + 3 slightly convex, R 4 + 5 straight, M sinuous, M 1 slightly convex, M 2 almost straight, M 3 straight; areola postica tall, with round apex, 2 A not touching wing margin. Hindwing Rs almost straight, R 2 + 3 straight, R 4 + 5 almost straight, M sinuous. Hypandrium of three sclerites, a large central sclerite, anteriorly convex, wide; posterior process short, with distal lobes elongate, directed outward, each lobe bearing a row of four setae on inner border; flanked by large, almost triangular sclerites; setae as illustrated ( Fig. 41View FIGURES 37 – 43). Phallosome ( Fig. 42View FIGURES 37 – 43) with side struts independent, V shaped, each strongly narrowed in its connection with external paramere, these stout, basally wide, narrowing to end, directed inward; with a field of pores posteriorly; three pairs of endophallic sclerites, anterior pair Y shaped, basal part with numerous small protuberances, ending in three acuminate extensions, two short near the end, and one long, slender, curved inward; inner arms elongate, blunt ended; outer arms bow shaped, blunt ended; mesal pair small, elbowed in the middle, basally almost rounded, almost touching in the middle on membranous area, distally with three small, acuminate extensions; posterior pair curved inward, narrow anteriorly, wider in the middle, narrowing posteriorly, ending in three acuminate extensions. Epiproct wide basally, with sides converging to straight posterior border, three setae in mesal position, other setae as illustrated ( Fig. 43View FIGURES 37 – 43). Paraprocts broad, wide basally, posteriorly narrowing at the end, with apex rounded, sensory fields with 26 trichobothria on basal rosettes, setae as illustrated ( Fig. 43View FIGURES 37 – 43).

Measurements (in microns): FW: 2997, HW: 2122, F: 805, T: 1252, t 1: 585, t 2: 70, t 3: 102, f 1: 456, f 2: 324, Mx 4: 156, IO: 398, D: 289, d: 172, IO/d: 2.31, PO: 0.60.

Material examined. Holotype male ( EPN). Ecuador. Napo. Reserva Étnica Waorani, 1 Km S. Onkone Gare Camp. 220m. 8.II. 1995. 0º 30 ' 10 "S: 76 º 26 ' 0"W. Fogging terre firme forest. T. L. Erwin et al..

Etymology. The specific name refers to the similarity of this species to T. ecuatoriana  .


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