Leucotrichia mutica Flint, 1991

Harris, Steven C. & Armitage, Brian J., 2019, The Trichoptera of Panama X. The Quebrada Rambala drainage, with description of 19 new species of microcaddisflies (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae), Insecta Mundi 707 (707), pp. 1-54 : 20

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Leucotrichia mutica Flint


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We found Leucotrichia mutica to be similar to that of L. melleopicta Mosely. The structure of the inferior appendages, which appeared to be fused ventrally and the details of the phallus seemed to vary from the figures in Thomson and Holzenthal (2015). We found L. mutica to be most easily recognized by the setose basal loop of the phallus. Thomson and Holzenthal (2015) mentions in their revision that the posterior portion of the phallus is missing from L. mutica , and that the description was based on a unique holotype. The species was fairly common in our collections from Quebrada Rambala.

Material examined. Panama, Bocas del Toro Province, Quebrada Rambala, near Rambala Jungle Lodge, 3.74 km SSE Rambala, 8.91627°N and 82.15469°W, 120 m, Malaise trap, February 6–12, 2017, E. Carlson, 6 males GoogleMaps ; ibid., December 21–31, 6 males GoogleMaps ; ibid., March 31–April 11, 2015, 2 males GoogleMaps ; ibid., October 7–9, 2016, 17 males GoogleMaps ; ibid., March 28, 2015, 1 male GoogleMaps ; tributary of Quebrada Rambala, 2 nd footbridge, Rambala Jungle Lodge, 134 m, March 28, 2015, E. Carlson, 2 males .

Notes. As Leucotrichia mutica is similar to L. melleopicta , we have taken the opportunity to provide new drawings of L. melleopicta ( Fig. 28 View Figure 28 ) from material collected in Quebrada Rambala at the following sites: near Rambala Jungle Lodge, 3.74 km Rambala, 8.91627°N and 82.15469°W, Malaise trap, October 7–9, 2016, E. Carlson, 38 males; GoogleMaps ibid., December 21–31, 2016, 66 males ; ibid., February 6–12, 2017, 55 males, ibid., November 15–20, 36 males ; ibid., March 31–April 11, 2015, 50 males .

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