Cyptophania australica, Mockford, Edward L. & Wynne, J. Judson, 2013

Mockford, Edward L. & Wynne, J. Judson, 2013, Genus Cyptophania Banks (Psocodea: ‘ Psocoptera’: Lepidopsocidae): unique features, augmented description of the generotype, and descriptions of three new species, Zootaxa 3702 (5), pp. 437-449 : 446-447

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3702.5.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C4481743-38D1-4574-AFB1-C40F736A9AE6

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6152487

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/9E7B5A57-1503-CC31-13F8-4A7747CBAC23

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Cyptophania australica
status

n.sp.

Cyptophania australica n.sp.

Diagnosis. No distinct whorls of microtriches on antennal flagellomeres beyond f 1. Fore wing venation not visible. Ctenidia absent on hind t 1. Two tergites sclerotized and pigmented before clunium. See also Key.

Female color (in alcohol 40 years). Compound eyes black. Rest of head, body, appendages, and fore wings beige. Sides of prothorax dark reddish brown. A spot of same color on each side at level of spiracle on each of preclunial abdominal segments 2–7. Fore wings unpatterned ( Fig. 27 View FIGURES 26 – 35 ) with slight suggestion of mottled clouding when viewed at low light intensity.

Female structural characters. Whorls of microtriches absent on flagellomeres, but some flagellomeres with vague annulations of impressed lines; all flagellomeres (f 1 –f 21 present, but antenna not complete) with subapical whorl of long setae, most slightly longer than their flagellomere; these whorls lying farther from apex on f 15 –f 21; f 15 and f 17 also with a weakly developed median whorl of setae. Lacinial tip ( Fig. 28 View FIGURES 26 – 35 ): lateral tine with 2 distinct outer denticles, short, pointed inner denticle; simple median tine. Fore wing venation not visible. Hind wing developed as a small swelling on side of metatergum. Hind coxal rasp ( Fig. 29 View FIGURES 26 – 35 ) extremely reduced, represented by a few slightly raised areas bearing microtriches. Sub-basal and sub-distal trichobothria present on hind tibia ( Fig. 30 View FIGURES 26 – 35 ). Spurs of hind tibia smooth, not striated ( Fig. 31 View FIGURES 26 – 35 ). Ctenidia absent on hind t 1. Ovipositor valvulae ( Fig. 32 View FIGURES 26 – 35 ): v 1 relatively strongly sclerotized. Two tergites before clunium pigmented and sclerotized. Collar of spermathecal duct ( Fig. 33 View FIGURES 26 – 35 ) with orifice about two-thirds distance from base to tip; a pen-like thickening running along one side in basal three-fifth of collar and extending beyond base of collar; distal appendage long, acuminate-tipped. Spermathecal cutter curved, scythe-shaped ( Fig. 34 View FIGURES 26 – 35 ), seen outside the sac in the two slide preparations. Spermathecal gland stalked, spongiform ( Fig. 34 View FIGURES 26 – 35 ). Telson lobes as described for the genus.

Female measurements (µm). BL = 2148, FW = 1180, F = 623, T = 875, t 1 = 319, t 2 = 62, t 3 = 63, f 1 = 49, f 2 = 39, f 3 = 42, f 4 = 46, IO = 444, d = 148, D = 263, IO/d = 3.00, IO/D = 1.69.

Material examined. Australia: Queensland: Trinity Beach, 16 km N of Cairns, 3 September 1972, sifting litter in strand woodland, holotype female (on slide and in alcohol), 2 female paratypes, and 1 nymph, ELM collector (holotype and 1 paratype to INHS, 1 paratype and nymph to ELM).

Etymology. The specific name refers to the species being from Australia.

ELM

East London Museum

INHS

Illinois Natural History Survey

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Psocodea

Family

Lepidopsocidae

Genus

Cyptophania