Triplocania sarriae,

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: 101

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Triplocania sarriae

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Triplocania sarriae  n. sp. Female

( Figs 347–352View FIGURES 347 – 352)

Diagnosis. Related to T. otunquimbayaensis  n. sp., from which it differs in the shape of the areola postica, in having the forewing M forked only once, and in having the ninth sternum distinct, with the posterior processes longer ( Fig. 352View FIGURES 347 – 352).

Color (in 80% ethanol). Body pale brown. Compound eyes brown; ocelli hyaline, with ochre centripetal crescents. Head pale brown, pattern ( Fig. 349View FIGURES 347 – 352); genae ochre; antennae with scape and pedicel pale brown. Maxillary palps pale brown, Mx4 darker distally. Thorax pale brown. Legs pale brown, coxae cream. Forewing pattern ( Fig. 347View FIGURES 347 – 352). Hindwings mostly hyaline, pattern as illustrated ( Fig. 348View FIGURES 347 – 352). Abdomen pale cream, with subcuticular brown spots. Subgenital plate cream, with pale brown, V-shaped pigmented area; IX sternum dark brown, with sides more pigmented; gonapophyses pale brown; clunium brown; paraprocts and epiproct pale brown.

Morphology. As in diagnosis, plus the following: Head ( Fig. 349View FIGURES 347 – 352): H/MxW: 1.65; H/D: 2.56, IO/MxW: 0.65, MxW/IO: 2.41. Vertex emarginate, slightly above the upper border of the compound eyes. Outer cusp of lacinial tip broad, with five denticles. Mx4/Mx2: 1.20. Forewings ( Fig. 347View FIGURES 347 – 352): L/W: 2.58, pterostigma: lp/wp: 5.13; areola postica high, la/ha: 1.77, Cu1a gently concave. Hindwings ( Fig. 348View FIGURES 347 – 352): l/w: 2.94. Subgenital plate ( Fig. 351View FIGURES 347 – 352) triangular, densely setose. Gonapophyses ( Fig. 352View FIGURES 347 – 352): v1 elongate, stout, acuminate, about 2/3 the length of v2 +3; this proximally wide, with short heel, four setae on v2; distal process long, straight, acuminate, with microsetae. IX sternum ( Fig. 352View FIGURES 347 – 352). Paraprocts ( Fig. 350View FIGURES 347 – 352) triangular, posterior margin widely rounded, with setae as illustrated; sensory fields with 28 trichobothria on basal rosettes. Epiproct triangular ( Fig. 350View FIGURES 347 – 352), with anterior border slightly concave in the middle; setae as illustrated.

Measurements. FW: 4425, HW: 3085, F: 1175, T: 1900, t1: 875, t2: 75, t3: 150, Mx4: 300, ctt1: 28, IO: 425, D: 420, d: 302, IO/d: 1.40, PO: 0.72.

Material studied. Holotype female. COLOMBIA. Valle del Cauca. Buenaventura, Alto Anchicayá , 3º26’N: 76º48’W, 900 m., 17.VII.2001, S. Sarria. Malaise trap. MAHGoogleMaps  .

Etymology. This species is dedicated to Stella Sarria, biologist of the Natural National Park Farallones, collector of the holotype.


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