Leucotrichia yungarum Angrisano & Burgos, 2002

Thomson, Robin E. & Holzenthal, Ralph W., 2015, A revision of the Neotropical caddisfly genus Leucotrichia Mosely, 1934 (Hydroptilidae, Leucotrichiinae), ZooKeys 499, pp. 1-100: 44-46

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Leucotrichia yungarum Angrisano & Burgos, 2002


Taxon classification Animalia Trichoptera Hydroptilidae

Leucotrichia yungarum Angrisano & Burgos, 2002   Figs 4E, 46

yungarum   Angrisano & Burgos, 2002: 105 [Type locality: Argentina, Salta, Finca Jakúlica, IML; male].


Leucotrichia yungarum   is similar to Leucotrichia alisensis   ; the 2 species share a similar shape in both the inferior appendage and the ventral arm of the subgenital plate when viewed laterally. In ventral view, the apex of the inferior appendage is digitate in both species. In Leucotrichia yungarum   , the concave posterior margin of sternum VIII is U-shaped and without any emargination (Fig. 46C), while the same margin in Leucotrichia alisensis   is V-shaped and with a small mesal emargination. Leucotrichia yungarum   also differs from Leucotrichia alisensis   in its lack of anterolateral projection in segment IX. Additionally, Leucotrichia yungarum   bears an additional pair of posterolateral warts on the head that are not present in Leucotrichia alisensis   (Fig. 4E).


Redescribed from Angrisano and Burgos (2002). Male. Length of forewing 3.0 mm (n=1). Head with 2 pairs of posterolateral warts, with 3 ocelli (only 2 given in illustration); antennae unmodified. Genitalia. Abdominal sternum VII with short mesoventral process (not illustrated). Sternum VIII posteroventral projection bearing small peg-like setae, in ventral view with posterior margin concave. Segment IX anterolateral margin produced mesally, posterolateral margin convex; in dorsal view anterior margin concave, posterior margin concave. Tergum × with dorsal sclerite slender, elongate; ventral sclerite simple; membranous apex not well developed. Subgenital plate with dorsal arm not apparent; ventral arm extending dorsad, apex acute. Inferior appendage broadest basally, bearing single dorsal spine; in ventral view with lateral margins parallel. Phallus apex relatively short, without sclerites or spines.

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Holotype male: Holotype deposited at IML, but could not be obtained.


Named for the phytogeographical region “Yungas”, cloud forest, of northeast Argentina, where the holotype was collected.