Triplocania inpa, Neto, Alberto Moreira Da Silva, García Aldrete, Alfonso N. & Rafael, José Albertino, 2016

Neto, Alberto Moreira Da Silva, García Aldrete, Alfonso N. & Rafael, José Albertino, 2016, Twelve new species of Triplocania Roesler (Psocodea: ' Psocoptera': Ptiloneuridae), from South America, Zootaxa 4109 (3), pp. 251-283 : 264-266

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Triplocania inpa

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Triplocania inpa View in CoL n. sp. (Male).

( Figs 51–57 View FIGURES 51 – 57 )

Diagnosis. Close to T. fapeam , differing from it in details of the central sclerite of the hypandrium and in details of phallosome structure (compare Figs 48 and 49 View FIGURES 44 – 50 with Figs 55 and 56 View FIGURES 51 – 57 ).

Color. Compound eyes black, ocelli hyaline, with ochre centripetal crescents; head pattern ( Fig. 51 View FIGURES 51 – 57 ). Scape pale brown and pedicel pale yellow, f1–f2 yellow, with apex white. Mx4 pale yellow with distal end pale brown. Femora pale yellow; tibiae pale yellow with distal end pale brown; tarsomeres 1–3 yellow. Forewing with a brown marginal band from R2+3 to areola postica, this with a small dark brown spot proximally, and a brown spot between its apex and M, a brown spot between Rs and branching of M, a brown area along CuA and touching CuP, a whitish area at confluence of CuP-1A, and a dark brown spot near the end of 1A; a brown spot on 2A and touching proximally 1A; pterostigma with a clear area posteriorly; veins brown, with dark brown spots at wing margin ( Fig. 52 View FIGURES 51 – 57 ). Hindwing almost hyaline, with small dark brown spots distally on veins M, R2+3 and R4+5; veins brown ( Fig. 53 View FIGURES 51 – 57 ).

Morphology. Compound eyes without interommatidial setae. Outer cusp of lacinial tip broad, with five denticles ( Fig. 54 View FIGURES 51 – 57 ). Forewing pterostigma almost triangular, narrow basally; Rs slightly convex, R2+3 and R4+5 sinous, M stem slightly concave proximally, then almost straight, M1, M2 and M3 sinuous; areola postica tall, with round apex, slightly slanted posteriorly, 2A not reaching wing margin. Hindwing Rs straight, R2+3 straight, R4+5 almost straight, M sinuous. Hypandrium of three sclerites, a large central sclerite, anteriorly straight, wide in the middle, narrowing posteriorly; two stout posterior projections, leaving between them a U-shaped concavity; flanked by rhomboid side sclerites; setae as illustrated ( Fig. 55 View FIGURES 51 – 57 ). Phallosome ( Fig. 56 View FIGURES 51 – 57 ) with side struts independent, V shaped, fused posteriorly to external parameres, these stout, each with a field of pores mesally on outer margin. Mesal sclerite strongly sclerotized, basally wide transversely and narrow, with antero-lateral corners projected, elongate, narrowing to end, distally acuminate, posteriorly with two forked projections, with a deep concavity between them, the inner process curved, acuminate, outer process rectangular. Four pairs of endophallic sclerites, an anterior pair stout, almost rectangular, wide basally, with sides slightly narrowing posteriorly; an antero-lateral pair, boomerang-shaped; a postero-lateral pair, sinuous, basally narrow, curved outwards distally, close to the ends of the external parameres; posterior pair parallel to the posterior margin of the external parameres, small, strongly sclerotized, with two small antero-lateral projections, and posteriorly with four acuminate projections. Epiproct semi-circular, three setae in mesal position, other setae as illustrated ( Fig. 57 View FIGURES 51 – 57 ). Paraprocts broadly semi-elliptic, sensory fields with 26 trichobothria on basal rosettes, setae as illustrated ( Fig. 57 View FIGURES 51 – 57 ).

Measurements (in microns): FW: 3512, HW: 2538, F: 998, T: 1488, t1: 672, t2: 68, t3: 123, f1: 595, f2: 534, f3: 428, Mx4: 264, IO: 412, D: 318, d: 206, IO/d: 2.0, PO: 0.52.

Material examined. Holotype male ( INPA ). Brazil. Amazonas. Manaus. Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke. Malaise trap. 25.IX.2003. J. Ribeiro. Paratype: 1 male ( INPA ), same data as the holotype. Etymology. The specific epithet is an invariable combination of letters, corresponding to the acronym of the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia ( INPA ), an emblematic institution for scientific research on the Amazon Basin.


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