Triplocania rugosa,

González-Obando, Ranulfo, Carrejo-Gironza, Nancy & García, Alfonso N., 2017, New species of Colombian Triplocania Roesler (Psocodea: ‘ Psocoptera’: Ptiloneuridae), Zootaxa 4336 (1), pp. 1-113: 78-82

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Triplocania rugosa

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Triplocania rugosa  n. sp.

( Figs 265–276View FIGURES 265 – 270View FIGURES 271 – 276)

Diagnosis. Central sclerite of the hypandrium with a median, distally bilobed posterior projection, and a broad protuberance on each postero-lateral corner, each bearing a rounded lateral projection, with a row of short, sclerotized teeth along the posterior border ( Fig. 269View FIGURES 265 – 270). Mesal pair of endophallic sclerites with central, fused area arrow shaped, posteriorly bifid, anteriorly with two arms, each one straight in the middle, then bow-shaped, with outer border irregular, distally bearing denticles along both sides ( Fig. 270View FIGURES 265 – 270). Posterior endophallic sclerites transverse, slender, with inner ends pointed and outer ends bifid, acuminate. IX sternum long, trapezoidal, anteriorly wider, and slightly concave in the middle ( Fig. 276View FIGURES 271 – 276). Belonging in the species assemblage indicated above, in the diagnosis of T. pericosensis  n. sp.

Male. Color (in 80% ethanol). Body pale brown, head pattern ( Fig. 267View FIGURES 265 – 270); front with dark brown area, between epistomal suture and inner border of the compound eyes; ocelli hyaline, with ochre centripetal crescents; postclypeus brown, with dark brown V-shaped area; anteclypeus and labrum brown; genae with dark brown band; antennae brown, scape and distal flagellomeres dark brown; Mx1–3 cream, Mx4 brown. Coxae, trochanters and much of the femora cream, coxae with small brown spots, femora with pale brown spots, tibiae and tarsi pale brown. Forewings with pale brown submarginal band from R4+5 to Cu1a, with one hyaline fenestra on each cell; a dark brown spot on vein ends, at wing margin ( Fig. 265View FIGURES 265 – 270). Pterostigma with proximal and distal brown bands.

Hindwings almost hyaline; with small brown spot at vein ends. Abdomen pale cream, with subcuticular brown spots ventrally. Hypandrium pale brown, with distal lobes of the side protuberances of the central sclerite of hypandrium dark brown. Clunium, paraprocts and epiproct pale brown, with dark brown subcuticular spots.

Morphology. As in diagnosis, plus the following: Head ( Fig. 267View FIGURES 265 – 270): H/MxW: 1.61, H/D: 2.28, IO/MxW: 0.60, MxW/IO 2.69. Vertex slightly emarginate, almost in line with the upper border of the compound eyes. Outer cusp of lacinial tips broad, with three broad denticles. Mx4/Mx2: 1.26; Mx4/Mx3: 3.00. Forewings ( Fig. 265View FIGURES 265 – 270): L/W: 2.49; pterostigma: lp/wp: 4.50; areola postica tall, slightly slanted posteriorly, la/ha: 2.00. Hindwings ( Fig. 266View FIGURES 265 – 270): l/ w: 2.89. Phallosome V-shaped anteriorly, external parameres slender, membranous, with apex rounded, sclerotized, associated with the posterior endophallic sclerites ( Fig. 270View FIGURES 265 – 270). Anterior pair of endophallic sclerites robust, close to each other anteriorly, mesal pair as in diagnosis. Paraprocts oval ( Fig. 268View FIGURES 265 – 270), with posterior field of setae as illustrated; sensory fields with 22 trichobothria on basal rosettes. Epiproct ( Fig. 268View FIGURES 265 – 270) wide, almost straight anteriorly, rounded posteriorly, with setae as illustrated.

Measurements. FW: 4225, HW: 2962, F: 1100, T: 1775, t1: 800, t2: 75, t3: 125, Mx4: 300, ctt1: 29, f1: 750, f2: 700, f3: 600, f4: 500, f5: 337, f6: 312, f7: 275, f8: 207, f9: 197, f10: 180, f11: 200, IO: 382, D: 450, d: 312, IO/ d: 1.22, PO: 0.69.

Female. Color (in 80% ethanol). As in the male.

Morphology. As in diagnosis, plus the following: Head ( Fig. 273View FIGURES 271 – 276): H/MxW: 1.59, H/D: 2.74, IO/MxW: 0.71, MxW/IO: 2.12. Vertex slightly emarginate in the middle, slightly above the level of the compound eyes. Outer cusp of lacinial tips broad, with three broad denticles. Mx4/ Mx2: 1.3. Forewings ( Fig. 271View FIGURES 271 – 276): L/W: 2.57, pterostigma: lp/ wp: 4.42; areola postica as in the male, la/ha: 2.00. Hindwings ( Fig. 272View FIGURES 271 – 276): l/w: 3.41. Subgenital plate ( Fig. 275View FIGURES 271 – 276) wide, anteriorly straight, posteriorly pointed, setose; pigmented area V-shaped. Gonapophyses ( Fig. 276View FIGURES 271 – 276): v1 elongate, slender, distally narrow, acuminate; v2 +3 with sides almost parallel; a row of 11 setae, two distinctly longer on v2; distal process long, straight, acuminate, with abundant microseta. IX sternum ( Fig. 276View FIGURES 271 – 276) as in diagnosis. Paraprocts ( Fig. 274View FIGURES 271 – 276), triangular, with setal field posteriorly; sensory fields with 28 trichobothria on basal rosettes. Epiproct triangular ( Fig. 274View FIGURES 271 – 276) almost straight anteriorly, with setal field as illustrated.

Measurements. FW: 4425, HW: 3087, F: 1125, T: 1850, t1: 825, t2: 62, t3: 155, Mx4: 325, ctt1: 26, f1: 500, IO: 482, D: 392, d: 260, IO/d: 1.86, PO: 0.66.

Material studied. Holotype male. COLOMBIA. Valle del Cauca. Buenaventura, El Salto, Reserva Natural Pericos , 03°50’55.7’’N: 76°47’14.0’’W, 478 m., 9–11.VIII.2013, MUSENUV slide code 28623. O. Saenz & N. Calderón. In led light trapGoogleMaps  . Paratype: 1 female. Buenaventura, Alto Anchicayá , 3º26’N: 76º48’W, 900 m. 30.I – 13.II.2001. S. Sarria. Malaise trapGoogleMaps  . 1 male, Buenaventura, ca. Danubio , 03°36’45.7’’N: 76°53’17.8’’W, 247 m. 28– 29.VII.2014, MUSENUV slide code 28624. R. González, N. Calderón & O. Saenz. Light trap.GoogleMaps 

Etymology. The specific name refers to the rugose posterior borders of the side protuberances of the central sclerite of the hypandrium, and of the borders of the arms of the mesal pair of endophallic sclerites of the phallosome.