Goja farallones, Carrejo & Obando & Aldrete & Mendivil, 2021

Carrejo, Nancy, Obando, Ranulfo González, Aldrete, Alfonso Neri García & Mendivil, Julián, 2021, New species of Goja Navás (Psocodea: ‘ Psocoptera’: Epipsocidae) from Colombia Mexico and Peru, Zootaxa 4903 (4), pp. 501-541 : 516-518

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Goja farallones

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Goja farallones n. sp. Male

( Figs 39–43 View FIGURES 39‒43 )

Diagnosis. Forewing Rs with vein stubs. R2+3 forked, R4+5 dichotomously branched; M with six primary branches, M5 and M6 forked; hindwing M three branched. Phallosome with anterior endophallic sclerites broad, irregular; posterior endophallic sclerites long, anteriorly wide, narrowing distally, acuminate ( Fig. 41 View FIGURES 39‒43 ). It is similar to G. caucana n. sp., from which it differs in the forewing pattern of pigmentation, in fore- and hindwing venation, in the arch of the phallosome, and in the endophallic sclerites.

Color (in 80% ethanol). Body brown. Head missing. Antennae: scape and pedicel pale brown; flagellomere 1 with basal half pale brown, distal half dark brown; rest of flagellomeres brown. Thoracic pleura brown. Legs: coxae and tarsi brown, trochanters pale brown; femora cream; tibiae cream, brown apically. Thorax brown, pronotum pale brown; tergal lobes of meso- and metathorax with dark brown spots, mesopleura brown. Forewings ( Fig. 39 View FIGURES 39‒43 ), brown, with cream areas next to pterostigma and to areola postica, pterostigma cream distally, veins dark brown. Hindwings ( Fig. 40 View FIGURES 39‒43 ), pale brown, veins brown. Abdomen cream, with brown subcuticular areas. Hypandrium brown, epiproct and paraprocts brown. Phallosome brown, with endophallic sclerites and aedeagal arch darker.

Morphology. As in diagnosis, plus the following: Head missing. Forewings ( Fig. 39 View FIGURES 39‒43 ): FW/W: 2.62. Pterostigma elongate, wider in the middle: lp/wp: 3.65; left forewing with spur vein at intersection of crossvein R-M with M; areola postica wide, rounded apically: al/ah: 2.28. Hindwings ( Fig. 40 View FIGURES 39‒43 ): HW/w: 3.09. Hypandrium ( Fig. 43 View FIGURES 39‒43 ) wide, with rounded posterior margin, setose. Phallosome ( Fig. 41 View FIGURES 39‒43 ) concave anteriorly; side struts straight, slender, broad basally; aedeagal arch slender, with apex rounded; external parameres well developed, wide, articulated to the side struts, apex rounded, bearing pores; two pairs of endophallic sclerites, anterior pair almost as long as wide, posterior pair articulated basally to the anterior ones, projected almost to the apex of the aedeagal arch. Paraprocts ( Fig. 42 View FIGURES 39‒43 ) oval, distally with abundant setae as illustrated, big sensory fields with 28 trichobothria on basal rosettes. Epiproct ( Fig. 42 View FIGURES 39‒43 ) triangular, with two macrosetae mesally, with setae and spicules distally.

Measurements. FW: 3525, HW: 2650, F: 975, T: 1500, t1: 680, t2: 220, ctt1: 25, f1: 720, f2: 550, f3: 390.

Specimen studied. Holotype male. COLOMBIA. Valle del Cauca, Santiago de Cali, San Antonio, La Horqueta, 3°30’38.3”N: 76°37’13.8”W, 1990 m., 10.III.2012, R. González. Beating vegetation and dead branches. GoogleMaps

Etymology. The specific epithet refers to the National Natural Park Farallones, near Santiago de Cali.


Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile