Gibocercus podamita, Pereyra, 2017

Pereyra, Veronica, 2017, Gibocercus Szumik and Biguembia Szumik (Embioptera, Archembiidae): new species and the potentiality of female traits, Zootaxa 4317 (2), pp. 338-354: 346-348

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Gibocercus podamita

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Gibocercus podamita   n. sp.

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Type material. Male holotype, Brazil: AmazonaS, Fonte Boa, EStr. Manopina , 02° 32’ 27’’ S 66° 04’ 08’’ W, 23- 28-IX-2005, at light, J.A. Rafael & F.F. XaVier. DepoSited in INPA. GoogleMaps  

Etymology. ThiS SpecieS iS dedicated to Lucia (Claudia’S daughter) and her childhood; podamita   meanS pomadita (ointment in diminutiVe).

Diagnosis. Gibocercus podamita   can be diStinguiShed from the other SpecieS of the genuS by haVing 10Lp1 oblique with reSpect to 10L, and Strongly Sclerotized; 10Lp1 outer tip globoSe and LC1dp with a well defined notch at the apex. Additionally, G. podamita   differS from the Similar SpecieS G. nanai   by haVing the apex of the antenna pigmented (not pigmented in G. nanai   ); Sm with broad baSe (narrow in G. nanai   ); 2 retrolateral rowS of Setae on the hind baSitarSuS (1 retrolateral row in G. nanai   ); 10Rp2 not diScoidal (diScoidal in G. nanai   ); LC1dp conical, not extremely prolonged and tubular aS in G. nanai   .

Male (holotype). Head, antennae and terminalia light brown; prothorax, legS and pleuriteS not pigmented; the reSt of the body browniSh white. Head with a diffuSe unpigmented area between the eyeS on dorSal View.

Total length 10.51 mm. Head ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 9 – 14 ) width/length = 0.93; OR = 0.52; Md with 3–2 inciSor teeth and 1–1 molar tooth; Mm clearly defined, Sm quadrangular with anterior margin membranouS ( Fig. 10 View FIGURES 9 – 14 ). Forewing length 6.8 mm, hindwing length: 6.33 mm. Wing Venation: Sc, R1, RS, Ma, Ma1 and A conSpicuouS; Ma2 and Mp clearly not reaching wing edge; Cua diffuSe. CroSS-VeinS in forewing: R1-RS: 4; RS-Ma1: 1; Ma-Mp: 1; Mp-Cua: 0–1. BaSitarSuS of hind leg narrow ( Fig. 11 View FIGURES 9 – 14 ): length 0.32 mm, width/length = 0.38. medial bladder diameter/ baSitarSuS width = 0.68; medial bladder well deVeloped; 2 rowS of Setae on retrolateral face, 3 rowS on anterolateral face, 4 rowS on VentrobaSal face, 6–8 Setae between bladderS on retrolateral face ( Fig. 11 View FIGURES 9 – 14 ).

Terminalia ( FigS. 12–14 View FIGURES 9 – 14 ) with 10Lp oblique in reference to 10L ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 9 – 14 ), in outer lateral View inner tip Strongly deVeloped and Sclerotized with longitudinal keelS ( Fig. 13 View FIGURES 9 – 14 ), outer tip Small and membranouS. 10R with a Small membranouS area, 10Rp2 broad and rounded with SeVeral longitudinal keelS, 10Rp1 with dorSal tip with a clear longitudinal keel. Hp unpigmented caudally with tranSVerSal keelS. Inner node of Lpp Small but Strongly Sclerotized, keelS on Lpp preSent ( Fig. 14 View FIGURES 9 – 14 ). LC1 with apical proceSS, baSal proceSS abSent, longitudinal ratio of LC1/LC2 = 0.85, LC1dp conical and long, dorSal giba preSent; LC1dp/LC1width = 2.93, LC1dp almoSt three timeS longer than the width of LC1.

Female. Unknown.

Additional records. Brazil: Same data aS holotype, 3 male paratypeS, INPA   ; 1 male paratype, Japurá, ESt. Ecol. Juami-Japurá, 01° 45’ 14’’ S 62° 06’ 58’’ W, 23-29-IX-2004, F.F. XaVier, INPA.


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