Thraulodes marianoi, Silva & Salles & Pinto, 2020

Silva, Vinícius De Assis, Salles, Frederico Falcão & Pinto, Ângelo Parise, 2020, Thraulodes marianoi sp. nov., a remarkable new species of mayfly (Ephemeroptera Leptophlebiidae) with dark wings from the southern Brazilian Atlantic Forest, Zootaxa 4860 (1), pp. 92-100 : 93

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Thraulodes marianoi

sp. nov.

Thraulodes marianoi sp. nov.

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Material examined. Holotype: Male imago (in alcohol), BRAZIL, Paraná State, Piraquara municipality, Pico do Marumbi State Park , Mananciais da Serra (SANEPAR), Reservatório do Carvalho , 21º29’47”S, 48º58’54”W, 1021 m a.s.l., light sheet, lic. 04/18, 28.XI.2018, A.P. Pinto, B. R. Araujo & A.C. Domahovski leg. ( DZUP 515215 View Materials ). GoogleMaps

Diagnosis. The new species can be distinguished from the other species of Thraulodes by the combination of the following characteristics: (1) four cross-veins basal to bulla in forewing; (2) brown area covering about of proximal half of the forewing; (3) pleura violet; (4) terga and sterna I–IV white washed with dark brown on posterior and lateral margin terga and sterna V–X dark brown; (5) penes short and wide with distinct lateral area “ear-like” and poorly developed lateral pouch; (6) styliger plate triangular, median projection short and rounded on the apex; (7) middle and posterior femora dark brown with yellowish hypodermal coloration.


Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile