Tinocripus sinuatus, Nielson, 2011

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

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Tinocripus sinuatus

sp. nov.

Tinocripus sinuatus   sp. nov.

( Plate 2E, Figs. 100–106)

Length. Male 7.60 mm; female unknown.

External morphology. Slender species. General color of dorsum black, several small yellow spots scattered on forewings, large yellow spot subapically on costa; face yellow ( Plate 2E). Head narrower than pronotum, anterior margin acutely angulate; crown broad, slightly wider than width of eyes, produced distally about 1/3 entire median length of crown, lateral margins distinctly carinate, disk depressed; eyes large, elongate-ovoid; pronotum about as long as crown, surface bullated; mesonotum slightly longer than pronotum; forewings typical; clypeus elongate, narrow throughout, slightly inflated apically, broad basally; clypellus short, about 1/3 as long as clypeus, very broad and inflated basally, constricted medially.

Male genitalia. Pygofer in lateral view narrow with 2 very long, moderately robust caudal processes, caudodorsal process broad basally and curved subbasally, caudoventral process broad throughout ( Fig. 100); left subgenital plate long, sinuate, expanded and profusely setose on outer lateral margin at apical ¾ ( Fig. 101); style as long as aedeagus, narrow along middle 1/3, expanded and striate in distal 1/3 ( Figs. 102, 103); aedeagus long, very narrow, sinuate in lateral view ( Fig. 104), in dorsal view, small, curved digitate process apically ( Fig. 105); connective small, Y-shaped, stem absent ( Fig. 106); dorsal connective long, narrow, base with shallow bifurcation, bifurcation attached to subbasal shaft of aedeagus ( Fig. 104).

Material examined. Holotype male. COLOMBIA: Cagueta , San Jose de Fragua, 1º 20’ N.– 76º 6’ W., 1300 m., Malaise, 9/9/00–9/13/00, E. Gonzalez leg., M594 ( IAHC). GoogleMaps  

Etymology. The name is descriptive for the configuration of the aedeagus.

Remarks. T. sinuatus   , sp. nov. is somewhat unique for its acutely angulate head and narrow, sinuate aedeagus. The configuration of the aedeagus will separate the species from all others in the genus.