Brasineura troglophilica Silva-Neto & García Aldrete, 2015,

Neto, Alberto Moreira Da Silva, García Aldrete, Alfonso N. & Rafael, José Albertino, 2016, A new species of Brasineura Silva-Neto & García Aldrete (Psocodea, ‘ Psocoptera’, Ptiloneuridae), with comments on morphological variation in B. troglophilica and a revised generic diagnosis, Zootaxa 4085 (3), pp. 445-450: 449

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Brasineura troglophilica Silva-Neto & García Aldrete, 2015


Brasineura troglophilica Silva-Neto & García Aldrete, 2015 

Variation in the fore wing veins ( Figs 9–12View FIGURES 9 – 12)

The pattern in the fore wing M vein described by Silva-Neto & García Aldrete (2015) for B. troglophilica  is M six branched, with M6 forked resulting in M6a and M6b, but two of the three male specimens collected in 1982 in the Brazilian state of Pará show the following variations: M seven branched, with M7 three branched, resulting in M7a,M7b and M7c ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 9 – 12); the other specimen shows M with seven primary branches, with M7 and M4 forked ( Fig. 10View FIGURES 9 – 12). A third specimen has the same pattern as the holotype ( Fig. 11View FIGURES 9 – 12). The paratype of B. troglophilica  has the fore wing M vein six branched, with M6 three branched ( Fig. 12View FIGURES 9 – 12).

Material examined. 3 males ( INPA). Brazil. Pará. Marabá. Serra Norte. (6°05'03.1"S, 50°10'35.5"W). XI.1982. Light trap. Michael Miles.GoogleMaps 


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