Atopsyche (Atopsaura) antisuya Schmid 1989,

Gomes, Victor De Andrade & Calor, Adolfo Ricardo, 2019, Atopsyche Banks (Trichoptera, Hydrobiosidae): New species, redescription, and new records, Zootaxa 4567 (3), pp. 567-579: 578

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Atopsyche (Atopsaura) antisuya Schmid 1989


Atopsyche (Atopsaura) antisuya Schmid 1989 

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Diagnosis. This species belongs to the A. (Atopsaura) longipennis  Group. The male can be recognized by the dorsal apex of the phallotheca that bears two bifid and divergent branches ( Schmid 1989).

Examined material. BRAZIL: BahiaGoogleMaps  , Abaíra, Distrito de Catolés de Cima, Serra do Barbado, Mata da Forquilha   GoogleMaps (porteira), Rio Brenha   GoogleMaps, 13°17’33.4’’S, 41°53’46.1’’W, elev. 1,522 m, 02.xi.2013, UV Light Pan Trap, Calor, A.R.; Dias, E. & Campos, R., 2 males (alcohol; UFBA)  .

Distribution. Brazil (Bahia, Minas Gerais).

Remarks. These specimens are from Chapada Diamantina, Bahia State, and provide the first record of the species since its original description (type locality Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais State). There is a connection from Bahia to Minas Gerais States through Serra do Espinhaço, with Precambrian rock mountains extending about 1,200 km from Bahia State (northern limit) to Minas Gerais State (southern limit). These specimens from Bahia State have preanal appendages rounder and more setose, without filipods, and parapods each with its apical half thicker than its basal half in lateral and ventral views ( Figs. 8A 8DView FIGURE 8). Also, each inferior appendage has a first article that is slender and sinuous basally in ventral view ( Fig. 8BView FIGURE 8). The phallic apparatus has a phallotheca with “beaks” apically blunt in lateral view ( Fig. 8AView FIGURE 8), in dorsal view ( Fig. 8EView FIGURE 8) the phallotheca is slender basally, broader at the middle, and with a pair of posterodorsal processes each with two apical points.