Protoptila ixtala Mosely,

Holzenthal, Ralph W. & Blahnik, Roger J., 2006, The caddisfly genus Protoptila in Costa Rica (Trichoptera: Glossosomatidae), Zootaxa 1197, pp. 1-37: 19

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Protoptila ixtala Mosely


Protoptila ixtala Mosely 

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Mosely 1937: 156.

This species is most similar to P. orotina orotina  , P. orotina raposa  , and P. bribri  , n. sp. All have a similarly developed phallicata, which is elongate and very angularly bent in the middle. They differ most in the development of the apex of this structure. In P. ixtala  the apex is dorsoventrally flattened, appearing narrow in lateral view, and with the apex strongly flared in dorsal view. Additionally, there are also minor differences among the species in the shapes of the apical sections of tergum X, the parameres, and the apex of sternum VIII, as shown in the illustrations.

Material examined. COSTA RICA: Guanacaste: Río Tizate, 7.2 km NE Cañas Dulces, 10°46’23”N, 085°26’56”W, el. 275 m,, Holzenthal, Heyn, Armitage — 1 male; Heredia: Estación Biología La Selva, Río Puerto Viejo, 10°26’24”N, 084°00’43”W, el. 30 m, 10­11.ii.1986, Holzenthal — 1 male ( NMNH); same, except, Holzenthal, Heyn, Armitage — 3 males, 4 femalesGoogleMaps  ; Limón: Reserva Biológica Hitoy­Cerere: Río Cerere, Est. Miramar, 09°40’16”N, 083°01’41”W, el. 90 m, 23­ 24.iii.1987, Holzenthal, Hamilton, Heyn — 4 males, 6 femalesGoogleMaps  ; Río Barbilla , ca. 8 km W B­Line, 10°04’01”N, 083°22’08”W, el. 30 m, 31.i.1986, Holzenthal, Morse, Fasth — 1 maleGoogleMaps  ; Río Telire and small trib., SE Suretka, 09°33’14”N, 082°53’31”W, el. 48 m, 1.ii.1986, Holzenthal, Morse, Fasth — 1 maleGoogleMaps  ; Río Uatsi , ca. 8 km (air) W Bribri, 09°37’12”N, 082°54’00”W, el. 60 mGoogleMaps  , 25.iii.1987, Holzenthal, Hamilton, Heyn — 2 males, 1 female ( INBIO); Río Banano , 16 km WSW Bomba, 09°53’17”N, 083°10’01”W, el. 150 m, 26.iii.1987, Holzenthal, Hamilton, Heyn — 1 male, 7 femalesGoogleMaps  .


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