Liposcelis maunakea, Mockford, Edward L. & Krushelnycky, Paul D., 2008

Mockford, Edward L. & Krushelnycky, Paul D., 2008, New species and records of Liposcelis Motschulsky (Psocoptera: Liposcelididae) from Hawaii with first description of the male of Liposcelis bostrychophila Badonnel, Zootaxa 1766, pp. 53-68: 56-57

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.182025

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D087F2-946F-E834-FCF3-9BF9FD88FC65

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scientific name

Liposcelis maunakea
status

sp. n.

Liposcelis maunakea   sp. n.

Diagnosis. Species of group I-Ab, nasus   complex (characters of group and complex noted above). Differing from L. nasus   and L. volcanorum   sp. nov. in uniform body color, not being darker on postclypeus; body in general darker; larger size, and in details of the spermapore region. Differing from L. nasus   also in more elongate head. Differing from L. volcanorum   also in having two instead of one PNS ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 1 – 11 ).

Female color (not well preserved in material on hand). Medium tawny brown over all well-sclerotized regions of body and appendages. A thin, transverse, dark brown line bordering anterior margin of each of abdominal terga 3–8.

Female general structural characters. Eight ommatidia in eye (n= 7). No indication of ecdysial lines of head. Sub-distal sensillar group of P 4 ( Fig. 4 View FIGURES 1 – 11 ): 2 long slender setiform; 4 shorter club-shaped (one of these the most basal), 2 very short. Lacinial tip normal for the genus ( Fig. 5 View FIGURES 1 – 11 ). Mesothoracic parapsidal regions indicated only by slight change in orientation of cuticular sculpture. Abdominal terga 1 and 2 uniformly weakly sclerotized. Base of ovipositor valvulae extremely short, bifid ( Fig. 6 View FIGURES 1 – 11 ). T-shaped sclerite with arms each longer than stem ( Fig. 7 View FIGURES 1 – 11 ). Region of spermapore with a distinct collar ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 1 – 11 ).

Female sculpture of integument. Vertex (as in Fig. 28 View FIGURES 28 – 30 ) with slender, transverse areoles, faintly shagreened in middle, the shagreen more distinct laterally and grading into minute tubercles near eyes; areoles disintegrating around eyes. Synthoracic terga with dense minute tubercles, not in areoles. Abdominal terga as synthoracic terga.

Female chaetotaxy. Vertex with moderately dense setae (19–23 µm) slightly longer than distances between their bases. Pronotum ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 1 – 11 ) with long SI (~ 42 µm), 2 PNS ca. two-thirds length of SI; prosternum ( Fig. 10 View FIGURES 1 – 11 ) with (5,6) 7 (8) setae. SII (~ 49 µm) slightly longer than SI. Mesosternum with (7) 9–10 (11) setae in anterior row. Setae very sparse on abdominal terga 1–7; terminal segments ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 12 – 18 ): on tg 8, setae in two transverse rows; M 8 differentiated (~ 45 µm); Md 9 ~ 70 µm, Mv 9 ~ 82 µm; Md 10 ~ 84 µm, Mv 10 ~ 85 µm; D ~ 72 µm; SE ~ 68 µm.

Female measurements (µm; N = 6 for all except 4 for P 4, means in parentheses). BL = 1244–1441 (1337); V = 270–295 (283); P 4 = 99–113 (104); FL = 316–342 (333); FW = 173–190 (184); T = 235–255 (245); t 1 = 99–114 (107); t 2 = 40–44 (42); t 3 = 52–53 (52).

Male. Unknown.

Specimens examined. Holotype female. USA. Hawaii. Hawaii Co. Mauna Kea State Park. Pohakuloa Site, 19 ° 15 ’N, 155 ° 30 ’W, 2060 m, pitfall trap, 5 September 2002 (P Krushelnycky et al.). Paratypes: 10 females with same data as holotype, HPP 1 (holotype and 6 paratypes BPBM, 4 paratypes ELM); other paratype: HAP 1, 1 female ( BPBM).

HPP

University of Helsinki

BPBM

Bishop Museum

ELM

East London Museum