Triplocania felidiaensis,

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: 45-48

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Triplocania felidiaensis

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Triplocania felidiaensis  n. sp.

( Figs 134–145View FIGURES 134 – 139View FIGURES 140 – 145)

Diagnosis. Belonging in a species assemblage that includes T. calima  n. sp., T. humboldtiana  n. sp., and T. mariacarmenae  n. sp., differing from them in the shape of the central sclerite of the hypandrium ( Fig. 138View FIGURES 134 – 139) and in the phallosome ( Fig. 139View FIGURES 134 – 139). Central sclerite of hypandrium with a stout, median posterior projection, arrow-shaped distally and slanted to the left. Anterior endophallic sclerite of three arms, the central one long, constricted proximally, then widening and narrowing distally; an asymmetric sclerite anteriorly on left side, rounded, bearing a row of teeth along anterior border; posterior sclerites slender, long, distally curved outwards, acuminate ( Fig. 139View FIGURES 134 – 139). IX sternum broadly trapeziform, with a distinct, pigmented transverse band, projected posteriorly in the middle ( Fig. 145View FIGURES 140 – 145).

Male. Color (in 80% ethanol). Body pale cream, with pale brown spots. Compound eyes brown; ocelli hyaline, with ochre centripetal crescents. Head ( Fig. 136View FIGURES 134 – 139): a narrow brown diagonal band from inner margin of each compound eye to near epistomal sulcus. Vertex, front, clypeus and labrum pale brown; vertex and postclypeus with small and large brown spots. Genae brown, from the compound eyes to the subgenal sulcus. Postgenae cream. Antennae: scape and pedicel pale brown; flagella pale cream. Mx1–3 pale cream; Mx4 cream, with dark brown apical thirds, apices of Mx2 and Mx3 with brown ochre rings. Tergal lobes of meso- and metathorax brown. Thoracic pleura cream, except for the brown ochre mesopleura and part of the metapleura. Legs: trochanters, femora and tibiae pale cream; fore- and hind- coxae with ochre spots; mid coxae brown; tarsi 1 pale cream; tarsi 2– 3 brown. Wings mostly hyaline; pterostigma dotted with brown yellowish spots; marginal pigmented bands in fore- and hind- wings as described for T. calima  ( Figs 140–141View FIGURES 140 – 145). Abdomen pale cream, with small brown spots. Hypandrium dark brown, much darker distally; paraprocts and epiproct cream with small, dark brown spots.

Morphology. As in diagnosis, plus the following: Head ( Fig. 136View FIGURES 134 – 139): H/MxW: 1.41, compound eyes: H/D: 3.00: IO/MxW: 0.82, MxW/IO: 1.78. Vertex slightly above the level of the upper border of the compound eyes. Outer cusp of lacinial tips broad, with seven denticles. Mx4/Mx2: 1.57, Mx4/Mx3: 2.93. Forewings ( Fig. 134View FIGURES 134 – 139): membrane of pterostigma setose: L/W: 2.56, pterostigma: lp/wp: 5.22; areola postica high, wide based, slanted posteriorly: la/ha: 1.84. Hindwings ( Fig. 135View FIGURES 134 – 139): l/w: 2.84. Sclerites of hypandrium of about the same size; central sclerite deeply convex anteriorly, side sclerites robust, setose as illustrated ( Fig. 138View FIGURES 134 – 139). Phallosome V-shaped anteriorly ( Fig. 139View FIGURES 134 – 139), external parameres distally rounded, bearing pores. Paraprocts ( Fig. 137View FIGURES 134 – 139) robust, elongate, rounded posteriorly, with setae as illustrated; sensory fields with 30–31 trichobothria on basal rosettes. Epiproct ( Fig. 137View FIGURES 134 – 139) broad, anteriorly convex, posteriorly rounded, with a field of microsetae along posterior border, other setae as illustrated.

Measurements. FW: 7075, HW: 4625, F: 1625, T: 2800, t1: 1060, t2: 160, t3: 240, ctt1: 28, f1: 1260, f2: 1360, f3: 1170, f4: 1000, Mx4: 420, IO: 760, D: 450, d: 300, IO/d: 2.53, PO: 0.67.

Female. Color (in 80% ethanol). Body, head, legs, epiproct, paraprocts and wings as in the male. Subgenital plate cream, pigmented area large, sides dark brown, joined posteriorly. Gonapophyses pale cream. IX sternum orange brown. Epiproct cream with brown spots. Paraprocts pale cream.

Morphology. As in diagnosis, plus the following: Head ( Fig. 142View FIGURES 140 – 145): H/MxW: 1.35; compound eyes: H/D: 3.1: IO/MxW: 0.83, MxW/IO: 1.73. Vertex as in the male. Outer cusp of lacinial tips broad, with six denticles. Mx4/ Mx2: 1.25, Mx4/Mx3: 2.35. Forewings ( Fig. 140View FIGURES 140 – 145): L/W: 2.78, pterostigma: lp/wp: 5.67; areola postica, la/ha: 1.97. Hindwings ( Fig. 141View FIGURES 140 – 145): l/w: 2.84. Subgenital plate ( Fig. 144View FIGURES 140 – 145) wide, posteriorly rounded, with dense field of setae. Gonapophyses ( Fig. 145View FIGURES 140 – 145): v1 elongate, slender, acuminate; v2 +3 proximally with long, slender heel; a row of 7 macrosetae on v2; distal process long, sinuous, acuminate, with microsetae on surface. IX sternum ( Fig. 145View FIGURES 140 – 145), anteriorly wide, convex; posteriorly narrow. Paraprocts elongate, triangular, with long and short setae posteriorly ( Fig. 143View FIGURES 140 – 145); sensory fields with 30– 31 trichobothria on basal rosettes. Epiproct ( Fig. 143View FIGURES 140 – 145) broadly triangular, wide based, posteriorly rounded, setae as illustrated.

Measurements. FW: 7200, HW: 4800, F: 1600, T: 2925, t1: 1000, t2: 200, t3: 230, ctt1: 27, f1: 1300, f2: 1300, f3: 1150, f4: 940, Mx4: 340, IO: 760, D: 440, d: 280, IO/d: 2.71, PO: 0.64.

Material studied. Holotype male. COLOMBIA. Valle del Cauca. Santiago de Cali, Felidia, La Leonera, El Pato , 3°26’34.6’’N  : 76°39’49.5’’W, 2328 m., 14.X.2011, R. González. MUSENUV slide code 26190. Paratypes: 1 male, 2 females, same locality, 14.X.2011, MUSENUV slide code 26191. L. Villegas, O. Saenz & N. Calderón  . 2 males, 3 females, same locality, 22.X.2011. J. Mendivil & R. González. Beating vegetation and dead branches of Pinus patula  with mosses  . 2 males, 1 female, Huila. Meremberg Nature Reserve, 02°13’06.6’’N  : 76°07’01.1’’W, 2352 m, 18. IV.2015. MUSENUV slide code 26192, beating branches. R. González. 1 male, Valle del Cauca, Jamundi, Meseta, 1960 m, IAvH E-146217. Malaise trap  . 1 female, same locality, Finca El Diviso (3º34’N: 76º40’W, 2080 m), IAvH E-145893. Malaise trap ( MAH)GoogleMaps  .

Etymology. The specific epithet refers to Felidia, a village in the municipality of Santiago de Cali, in mountains of the Western Cordillera, where the holotype and paratypes were collected.


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