Graphocaecilius turneri, Arango, Stephania Sandoval, Obando, Ranulfo González & Aldrete, Alfonso Neri García, 2016

Arango, Stephania Sandoval, Obando, Ranulfo González & Aldrete, Alfonso Neri García, 2016, New species of Graphocaecilius Enderlein (Psocodea: ‘ Psocoptera’: Lachesillidae) from Colombia, Zootaxa 4147 (4), pp. 421-432 : 429

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Graphocaecilius turneri

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Graphocaecilius turneri n. sp. Male

( Figs 21–25 View FIGURES 21 – 25 )

Diagnosis. Differing from G. interpretatus , G. p i c t u s, and G. trypetoides , in having the forewings without brown spots. Differing from G. enderleini , in having the distal half of the pterostigma pigmented and in having the areola postica narrower. Differing fom G. lacteus , in having the distal half of the pterostigma pigmented, and in having the areola postica distinctly narrower. Differing from G. peruvianus , in having the phallosome anteriorly unstemmed, in the shape of the endophallic sclerites, and in lacking clunial projections over the area of the epiproct and paraprocts. Differing from G. va r t y i in the shape of the hypandrium, in lacking clunial posterior projections, and in the endophallic sclerites.

Color. Body dark brown, compound eyes black, legs yellow, forewings yellow, veins brown; pterostigma brown yellowish, hindwings hyaline, with a yellowish hue. Tergal lobes of meso- and metathorax dark brown, abdomen creamy.

Morphology. As in diagnosis plus the following: Head vertex almost straight, compound eyes prominent, upper borders above the level of the vertex, with interommatidial setae ( Fig. 22 View FIGURES 21 – 25 ). Forewing L/W: 3.0. Forewing pterostigma elongate, much wider posteriorly, with setae in the membrane; lp/wp: 3.38. Areola postica triangular ( Fig. 21 View FIGURES 21 – 25 ). Hindwing L/W: 2.59 ( Fig. 21 View FIGURES 21 – 25 ). Hypandrium broad, setose, posterior projection with postero-lateral corners rounded distally ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 21 – 25 ). Phallosome slender, unstemmed anteriorly, three times as long as wide; external parameres slender, wide proximally, narrowing distally; aedeagal arch as illustrated; endophallus with an anterior group of minute denticles and nine posterior sclerites, disposed as illustrated ( Fig. 24 View FIGURES 21 – 25 ). Posterior border of clunium not projected over the areas of paraprocts and epiproct ( Fig. 23 View FIGURES 21 – 25 ). Paraprocts ( Fig. 23 View FIGURES 21 – 25 ) broad, with few setae, restricted to the latero-posterior areas; sensory fields with 17 trichobothria in basal rosettes. Epiproct ( Fig. 23 View FIGURES 21 – 25 ), triangular, with rounded apex, and three macrosetae in the posterior border.

Measurements (in microns). FW: 2475, HW: 1750, F: 550, T: 912, t1: 287, t2: 137, ctt1: 16, Mx 4: 170, f1: 490, f2: 335, f3: 290, f4: 220, f5: 160, f6: 145, f7: 130, f8: 120, f9: 110, f10: 105, f11: 110, IO: 300, D: 295, d: 210, IO/d: 1.43, PO: 0.71.

Etymology. This species is dedicated to Dr. Bryan D. Turner, formerly of King’s College, London, in recognition to his important contributions to the study of Neotropical ‘Psocoptera’.

Specimens studied. Holotype male. COLOMBIA. Valle del Cauca, Santiago de Cali, San Antonio, ca. Finca San Francisco, 3°29’30.9’’N : 76°37’09.0’’W, 1860 m, 4. XI.2012, MUSENUV slide code 26169, R. González. Paratype: 1 male, same data as holotype, MUSENUV slide code 26170. GoogleMaps