Anacroneuria citara, Zúñiga & Stark & Cardona & Tamaris-Turizo & Ortega, 2007

Zúñiga, Maria del Carmen, Stark, Bill P., Cardona, William, Tamaris-Turizo, César & Ortega, Oscar E., 2007, Additions To The Colombian Anacroneuria Fauna (Plecoptera: Perlidae) With Descriptions Of Seven New Species, Illiesia 3 (13), pp. 127-149: 128-129

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Anacroneuria citara

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Anacroneuria citara   sp. nov., Stark & Ortega

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Material examined. Holotype ♂ and 1♂ paratype from COLOMBIA, Antioquia, Municipio de Betania, Farallones de Citará, Vereda La Oculta , Quebrada Agualinda , at light, 7 August 1996, O. E. Ortega (Holotype: MEFLG, paratype: MEUV).  

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Adult habitus. General color yellow brown patterned with brown. Head mostly yellow but dusky over ocelli; lappets brown ( Fig. 1 View Figs ). Pronotum with wide, pale mesal band and darker lateral bands, but pattern obscured by specimen condition. Wings pale amber, veins dark amber with darker R veins. Legs pale except narrow, apical band on femora dark.

Male. Forewing length 13 mm. Hammer thimble shaped, height greater than basal diameter ( Fig. 2 View Figs ). Aedeagal base damaged, but intact apex, in lateral aspect, sharply upturned at a 90 ◦ angle and bearing small basal and larger mesal ear shaped lobes ( Fig. 4 View Figs ). Apex in ventral aspect with large ear lobes extending forward giving the apex a trilobed appearance; basal lobes give the shoulders a slight bulging projection ( Fig. 3 View Figs ). Dorsal aspect with prominent transverse keel connecting to smaller, ventrally directed triangular keel on meson; basal ear lobes form a pair of small shelf-like projections ( Fig. 5 View Figs ). Right hook and base of aedeagus are broken but are stored in the abdominal tip of the specimen.

Female. Unknown.

Larva. Unknown.

Etymology. The species name, used as a noun in apposition, is based on the type locality in Farallones de Citará.

Diagnosis. This species is similar to A. albimacula Klapálek   and A. rugosa Stark   in general aedeagal structure ( Stark et al. 1999; Stark 2001). The former species has a distinctive clear “window” at the cord in the wing pigment pattern and the aedeagus lacks the smaller, basal ear lobes, whereas the latter species has the lateral ear lobes projecting beyond the mesoapical lobe (see Fig. 99 in Stark 2001).

Ecological notes. The type locality in northwest Colombia is part of Región Natural Andina on the east slope of Cordillera Occidental   .


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