Tinocripus angustus, Nielson, 2011

Nielson, M. W., 2011, 2953, Zootaxa 2953, pp. 1-85: 22

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Tinocripus angustus

sp. nov.

Tinocripus angustus   , sp. nov.

( Plate 2D, Figs. 91–99)

Length. Male 7.60–7.80 mm., female unknown.

External morphology. Slender species. General color dark brown with 2 large yellow markings on clavus and a few very small spots on veins of forewings; pronotum black; crown light brown; eyes grey; face yellow ( Plate 2D). Head much narrower than crown, anterior margin acutely angulate; crown narrow, about 1/3 as wide as width of eyes, produced distally about 1/3 entire length of crown, lateral margins slightly convergent basally, slightly carinate, disk depressed medially; eyes large, elongate-ovoid; pronotum slightly longer than median length of crown, surface bullated; mesonotum about half as long as pronotum; forewings typical; clypeus elongate, much broader basally and anteriorly, lateral margins broadly convex; clypellus short, about ¼ as long as clypeus, very broad and inflated basally, tapered distally, truncate apically.

Male genitalia. Pygofer in lateral view triangulate with 2 prominent caudal processes, caudodorsal process long, robust, broadly curved, abruptly attenuated distally; caudoventral process very long, broad, slightly curved, corrugated along middle ( Fig. 91); right subgenital plate long, tapered in distal 1/3, sparsely setose in distal 1/4 ( Fig. 92); style short, distal 2/3 very narrow ( Figs. 93, 94); aedeagus long, tubular, basal ¼ slightly recurved, apex recurved, small lateral flange distally, gonopore subapical ( Figs. 95, 96, 97); connective small, Y-shaped, short stem ( Fig. 98); dorsal connective long, narrow, shallow bifurcation basally (95), attached to aedeagal shaft subbasally ( Fig. 99).

Material examined. Male holotype. COLOMBIA   : Risaralda, SFF Otún, Quimbaya Urapanera , 4º43’N.– 75º35’W., 1960 m., Malaise, 2/4/03–2/18/03, G. Lopes leg., M 3693. ( IAHC) GoogleMaps   . Paratypes. 1 male Risaralda, SFF Otún, Quimbaya El Molinillo , 4º43’N – 75º34’W., 2220 m., Malaise, 2/17/03–3/4/03, G. Lopez leg., M3696 ( MLBM) GoogleMaps   , 1 male, Risarada, SFF Otún Quimbaya Cuchilla Camino , 4º44’N.– 75º35’W., 1960 m., Malaise, 3/21/03– 4/4/03, G. Lopez leg., M3685 ( UK) GoogleMaps   .

Etymology. The name is descriptive for the short, very slender style.

Remarks. From T. spinosus Nielson   to which it is most similar, T. angustus   , sp. nov. can be distinguished by the short, slender style, configuration of the aedeagus with its recurved base, flanged apex and lack of apical spine.