Steleops rioblancoensis, Obando, Ranulfo González, García, Alfonso N. & Carrejo, Nancy Soraya, 2011

Obando, Ranulfo González, García, Alfonso N. & Carrejo, Nancy Soraya, 2011, New species of Steleops (Psocodea: ‘ Psocoptera’: Psocidae) from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, Zootaxa 3139, pp. 28-54: 50-51

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Steleops rioblancoensis

n. sp.

Steleops rioblancoensis  n. sp. (female)

( Figs. 66−70View FIGURES 66 − 70)

Female. Color (in 80 % alcohol). Body creamy, with small ochre areas on thorax and abdomen. Compound eyes green yellowish, ocelli hyaline, with ochre centripetal crescents, the two upper ones thicker than the lower one. Head pattern ( Fig. 67View FIGURES 66 − 70) as illustrated: one ochre band from each compound eye, directed towards epistomal sulcus, then continuing to postclypeus, anteclypeus and central part of labrum. Postclypeus with thick ochre diagonal striae. Antennae: Scape and pedicel creamy white, flagellum pale brown; maxillary palpomeres creamy white, Mx 4 pale brown distally. Coxae creamy white, meso- and metathoracic coxae basally with small pale brown spot. Tergal lobes of meso- and metathorax dark brown. Fore wings ( Fig. 66View FIGURES 66 − 70) with well defined brown transverse band, from area anterior to pterostigma to apical third of vein A; distal ends of veins R 2 + 3, R 4 + 5, M 1 -M 3, and cells R 1, R 2 + 3, R 4 + 5, M 1 and M 2 with brown spots, areola postica with a large brown spot extended to cell M 3; pterostigma with a dark brown band along posterior end, other brown spots and clear windows as illustrated. Hind wings ( Fig. 66View FIGURES 66 − 70) hyaline, veins pale brown.

Morphology. Head concave at vertex, somewhat trapeziform in front view, MxW/MnW: 1.24; compound eyes elongate, pedunculate, H/MxW: 1.36, C: 290 microns. Antennal flagellomeres with short, sparse setae. Fore wing: L/W: 2.71. Pterostigma much wider posteriorly, distally rounded, lp/wp: 3.22; Rs curved and shorter than R 2 + 3 -R 4 + 5; Rs-M fused for a short length; cell M pentagonal; areola postica trapeziform. Hind wing: Rs-M fused, Rs 4.5 times as long the fused length; vein R 4 + 5 about as long as Rs. Subgenital plate ( Fig. 70View FIGURES 66 − 70) broad, with mesal setal field; posterior projection short, distally broad, apex blunt, with field of short setae. Ninth sternum broad, membranous; spermapore circular, surrounded by a pigmented, elongate area ( Fig. 68View FIGURES 66 − 70). Gonapophyses ( Fig. 68View FIGURES 66 − 70): V 1 long, slender, distally pointed, inner margin distally with a field of short spines; V 2 long, stout, distally rounded, with a field of microsetae, apex of inner border slightly projected to form a slender, pointed extension; V 3 oval, with wide triangular projection, a row of macrosetae along posterior border, and other setae on surface, as illustrated. Paraprocts ( Fig. 69View FIGURES 66 − 70) broadly triangular, with setae as illustrated, sensory fields with 27 trichobothria issuing from basal rosettes. Epiproct ( Fig. 68View FIGURES 66 − 70) basally wide, almost trapeziform, widely rounded posteriorly, with field of setae mesally and a row of setae along postero-lateral border.

Measurements. FW: 3900, HW: 2850, F: 897, T: 1765, t 1: 735, t 2: 172, ctt 1: 31, Mx 4: 200, f 1: 1180, f 2: 1190, IO: 445, D: 260, d: 340, IO/d: 1.31

Specimens studied. Holotype female. COLOMBIA. Caldas. Manizales. Río Blanco Reserve. 05°03' 56.8 ''N: 75 ° 26 ' 52.5 ''W, 2339 m., 16.i. 2011. On palm trunk. R. González and A. N. Garcia Aldrete. Slide MUSENUV cod.

23547. Paratypes: 1 female, same data as holotype, MUSENUV cod. 23548, taken together with specimens of S. manizalensis  n. sp., described above.

Etymology. The specific name refers to the type locality.