Triplocania embera,

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: 43

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Triplocania embera

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Triplocania embera  n. sp. Male

( Figs 128–133View FIGURES 128 – 133)

Diagnosis. Forewing pattern as in Fig. 128View FIGURES 128 – 133. Central sclerite of hypandrium with two short, stout posterior projections ( Fig. 132View FIGURES 128 – 133). Phallosome V-shaped anteriorly, with side struts slender, joined distally to external parameres, these distally straight, bearing a row of sclerotized denticles along the outer border. Two pairs of endophallic sclerites, anterior pair with inner arms slender, acuminate; outer arms club-shaped; mesal pair fused, H-shaped.

Color (in 80% ethanol). Body pale brown. Compound eyes ochre; ocelli hyaline, with ochre centripetal crescents. Head pattern ( Fig. 130View FIGURES 128 – 133), vertex cream; a slender brown band from each compound eye to ocellar group, genae brown. Postclypeus with a brown area on each side; anteclypeus and labrum pale brown; antennae and maxillary palps pale brown, Mx4 distally dark brown. Tergal lobes of meso- and metathorax pale brown; pleura with ochre brown spots in epimera and episterna, sternum cream. Coxae, trochanters and femora cream, tibiae and tarsi 1 pale brown, tarsomeres 2–3 brown. Forewings mostly hyaline, with brown areas as illustrated ( Fig. 128View FIGURES 128 – 133). Hindwings mostly hyaline ( Fig. 129View FIGURES 128 – 133), pigmented areas as in diagnosis. Abdomen cream, with subcuticular pale brown spots. Hypandrium pale brown, clunium, paraprocts and epiproct cream with subcuticular pale brown spots. Phallosome dark brown.

Morphology. As in diagnosis, plus the following: Head ( Fig. 130View FIGURES 128 – 133): H/MxW: 1.57; H/D: 2.31, IO/MxW: 0.61, MxW/IO: 2.64; 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: 1.43. Forewings ( Fig. 128View FIGURES 128 – 133): L/W: 2.40, pterostigma: lp/wp: 3.74; areola postica high, la/ha: 1.72. Hindwings ( Fig. 129View FIGURES 128 – 133): l/w: 2.92. Hypandrium ( Fig. 131View FIGURES 128 – 133) with abundant macrosetae. Phallosome ( Fig. 133View FIGURES 128 – 133). Paraprocts oval ( Fig. 131View FIGURES 128 – 133), with macrosetae and medium sized setae on posterior third; sensory fields with 22 trichobothria on basal rosettes. Epiproct trapeziform ( Fig. 131View FIGURES 128 – 133) with field of setae as illustrated.

Measurements. FW: 3625, HW: 2625, F: 900, T: 1475, t1: 650, t2: 62, t3: 130, Mx4: 250, ctt1: 23, f1: 625, f2: 600, f3: 500, f4: 437, f5: 287, f6: 275, f7: 237, f8: 212, f9: 175, f10: 167, f11: 200, IO: 350, D: 390, d: 282, IO/d: 1.24, PO: 0.72.

Material studied. Holotype male. COLOMBIA. Valle del Cauca. Buenaventura, Alto Anchicayá, trail to Murrapal , 03°33’06.9” N: 76°53’12.6’’ W, 626 m, 15–16.II.2013, MUSENUV slide code 26189. R. González, N. Calderón & O. Saenz. In led light trapGoogleMaps  . Paratypes: 1 male, Alto Anchicayá , 3°26’N: 76°48’W, 650 m, 30-I.– 13.II.2001, S. Sarria, in Malaise trapGoogleMaps  . 2 males, Buenaventura, Danubio, 03°36’45.7’’N: 76°53’17.8’’W, 247 m. 28– 29.VIII.2014, R. González, N. Calderón & O. Saenz. 1 male, Buenaventura, Danubio, ca. Bajo Anchicayá , 03°36’58.8’’N: 76°53’59.5’’W, 340 m, same date and collectors as above. Led light trap.GoogleMaps 

Etymology. This species is dedicated to the Embera ethnic group, inhabitants of the Colombian Biogeographic Chocó, where the holotype was found.