Triplocania inpa, 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: 264-266

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Triplocania inpa

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Triplocania inpa  n. sp. (Male).

( Figs 51–57View FIGURES 51 – 57)

Diagnosis. Close to T. fapeam  , differing from it in details of the central sclerite of the hypandrium and in details of phallosome structure (compare Figs 48 and 49View FIGURES 44 – 50 with Figs 55 and 56View FIGURES 51 – 57).

Color. Compound eyes black, ocelli hyaline, with ochre centripetal crescents; head pattern ( Fig. 51View FIGURES 51 – 57). Scape pale brown and pedicel pale yellow, f 1 –f 2 yellow, with apex white. Mx 4 pale yellow with distal end pale brown. Femora pale yellow; tibiae pale yellow with distal end pale brown; tarsomeres 1–3 yellow. Forewing with a brown marginal band from R 2 + 3 to areola postica, this with a small dark brown spot proximally, and a brown spot between its apex and M, a brown spot between Rs and branching of M, a brown area along CuA and touching CuP, a whitish area at confluence of CuP- 1 A, and a dark brown spot near the end of 1 A; a brown spot on 2 A and touching proximally 1 A; pterostigma with a clear area posteriorly; veins brown, with dark brown spots at wing margin ( Fig. 52View FIGURES 51 – 57). Hindwing almost hyaline, with small dark brown spots distally on veins M, R 2 + 3 and R 4 + 5; veins brown ( Fig. 53View FIGURES 51 – 57).

Morphology. Compound eyes without interommatidial setae. Outer cusp of lacinial tip broad, with five denticles ( Fig. 54View FIGURES 51 – 57). Forewing pterostigma almost triangular, narrow basally; Rs slightly convex, R 2 + 3 and R 4 + 5 sinous, M stem slightly concave proximally, then almost straight, M 1, M 2 and M 3 sinuous; areola postica tall, with round apex, slightly slanted posteriorly, 2 A not reaching wing margin. Hindwing Rs straight, R 2 + 3 straight, R 4 + 5 almost straight, M sinuous. Hypandrium of three sclerites, a large central sclerite, anteriorly straight, wide in the middle, narrowing posteriorly; two stout posterior projections, leaving between them a U-shaped concavity; flanked by rhomboid side sclerites; setae as illustrated ( Fig. 55View FIGURES 51 – 57). Phallosome ( Fig. 56View FIGURES 51 – 57) with side struts independent, V shaped, fused posteriorly to external parameres, these stout, each with a field of pores mesally on outer margin. Mesal sclerite strongly sclerotized, basally wide transversely and narrow, with antero-lateral corners projected, elongate, narrowing to end, distally acuminate, posteriorly with two forked projections, with a deep concavity between them, the inner process curved, acuminate, outer process rectangular. Four pairs of endophallic sclerites, an anterior pair stout, almost rectangular, wide basally, with sides slightly narrowing posteriorly; an antero-lateral pair, boomerang-shaped; a postero-lateral pair, sinuous, basally narrow, curved outwards distally, close to the ends of the external parameres; posterior pair parallel to the posterior margin of the external parameres, small, strongly sclerotized, with two small antero-lateral projections, and posteriorly with four acuminate projections. Epiproct semi-circular, three setae in mesal position, other setae as illustrated ( Fig. 57View FIGURES 51 – 57). Paraprocts broadly semi-elliptic, sensory fields with 26 trichobothria on basal rosettes, setae as illustrated ( Fig. 57View FIGURES 51 – 57).

Measurements (in microns): FW: 3512, HW: 2538, F: 998, T: 1488, t 1: 672, t 2: 68, t 3: 123, f 1: 595, f 2: 534, f 3: 428, Mx 4: 264, IO: 412, D: 318, d: 206, IO/d: 2.0, PO: 0.52.

Material examined. Holotype male ( INPA  ). Brazil. Amazonas. Manaus. Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke. Malaise trap. 25.IX. 2003. J. Ribeiro. Paratype: 1 male ( INPA  ), same data as the holotype. Etymology. The specific epithet is an invariable combination of letters, corresponding to the acronym of the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia ( INPA  ), an emblematic institution for scientific research on the Amazon Basin.


Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia