Coniopteryx (Scotoconiopteryx) josephus Sarmiento-Cordero & Contreras-Ramos

Sarmiento-Cordero, Mariza Araceli & Contreras-Ramos, Atilano, 2019, Two new species and a key to the dustywings of Mexico (Neuroptera, Coniopterygidae), Zootaxa 4671 (1), pp. 551-563: 554-558

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Coniopteryx (Scotoconiopteryx) josephus Sarmiento-Cordero & Contreras-Ramos
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Coniopteryx (Scotoconiopteryx) josephus Sarmiento-Cordero & Contreras-Ramos   , sp. n.

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Material examined. Holotype: Male, 80% alcohol and glycerine: MEXICO, Morelos, Tlaquiltenango, 2.5 Km N, 4 Km W Huautla, Estación CEAMISH, 18º 07’ 7.51” N, 99º 02’ 07.90” W, 940 m, 15.ii.1996, blacklight trap 1, S. Zaragoza, F. Noguera, E. González, E. Ramírez, 1 male ( CNIN). GoogleMaps  

Paratypes. MEXICO, Morelos, Tlaquiltenango, 2.5 Km N, 4 Km W Huautla , Estación CEAMISH, 18º 27’ 53.59” N, 99º 02’ 21.32” W, 940 m, 13.xii.1995, blacklight trap 3, S. Zaragoza, F. Noguera, E. González, E. Ramírez ( CNIN) GoogleMaps   ; Morelos, Tlaquiltenango, 2.5 Km N, 4 Km W Huautla , Estación CEAMISH, 18º 27’ 49.28” N, 99º 02’ 15.05” W, 940 m, 16.xii.1995, blacklight trap 2, S. Zaragoza, F. Noguera, E. González, E. Ramírez, 1 male ( CNIN) GoogleMaps   ; same but 15.ii.1996, blacklight trap 2, S. Zaragoza, F. Noguera, E. González, E. Ramírez, 1 male ( CNIN)   ; Morelos, Tlaquiltenango, 2.5 Km N, 4 Km W Huautla , Estación CEAMISH, 18º 27’ 53.59” N, 99º 02’ 21.32” W, 940 m, 15.ii.1996, blacklight trap 3, S. Zaragoza, F. Noguera, E. González, E. Ramírez, 1 male ( CNIN) GoogleMaps   ; Oaxaca, Santa María Huatulco, 2 Km entrada Parque Nacional Huatulco , Estación El Sabanal , 15º 46’ 10.7” N, 96º 11’ 39.4” W, 103 m, 02.vi.2005, blacklight trap 1, S. Zaragoza, F. Noguera, E. González, E. Ramírez, 1 male ( CNIN) GoogleMaps   ; Colima, Tecomán, Tecolapa , 18º 58’ 44.3” N, 103º 50’ 25” W, 88 m, 12.vii.2013, J.M. Rodríguez, J. Morfín, B. Rodríguez, 1 male, canopy fogging, Mexican lime trees ( CIE) GoogleMaps   ; same but, 11.xi.2013, J.M. Rodríguez, J. Morfín, B. Rodríguez, 1 male, beat sheet on trees ( CIE)   ; same but, 02.xii.2013, J.M. Rodríguez, J. Morfín, B. Rodríguez, 1 male ( CIE)   ; same but, 02.i.2014, J.M. Rodríguez, J. Morfín, B. Rodríguez, 1 male ( CIE)   ; same but, 06.v.2014, J.M. Rodríguez, J. Morfín, B. Rodríguez, 1 male ( CIE)   .

Diagnosis. Hypandrium three times taller than wide in lateral view. Processus terminalis narrow, strongly point- ed, as long as hypandrium. Parameres anteriorly, slightly bending downwards, slightly widened posteriorly, with pointed end in lateral view.

Description (n = 10). Adult males. Head. Head capsule brown, eyes black. Antenna 29–31 segmented, brown, scape and pedicel slightly longer than wide; basal flagellar segments slightly longer than wide, distal ones as long as wide; scale-like hairs distally on pedicel and on flagellar segments, spirally arranged, ordinary hairs also present. Thorax. Brown, with pattern of dark brown shoulder spots. Legs uniformly pale brown. Wings. Forewing length 2.0– 2.5 mm, hindwing length 1.5–2.0 mm. Membrane pale brown, semitranslucent Figs. 2A, B View FIGURE 2 ). Male genitalia. Gonarcus and hypandrium joined ( Figs. 2E, F View FIGURE 2 ); hypandrium three times higher than wide in lateral view ( Figs. 2C, D View FIGURE 2 ), without processus terminalis. Ventrally complete anterior apodeme of hypandrium sharply curved backwards medially, reaching the strongly sclerotized base of median incision ( Figs. 2G, H View FIGURE 2 ). Remaining processus terminalis as long as hypandrium, narrow and strongly pointed distally, anteromedially slightly widened in caudal view. Apical median incision long and narrow, parallel, U-shaped ( Fig. 2G View FIGURE 2 ). Processus lateralis reduced, processus intermedialis absent. Gonarcus narrow ( Fig. 2F View FIGURE 2 ); ventral apodeme well-sclertized and complete. Stylus fused into an arch underneath parameres ( Figs. 2I, J, K View FIGURE 2 ). Parameres dorsally flattened in both ends, slightly bending downwards anteriorly, distal end apparently hollow, round-shaped, pointed in lateral view ( Figs. 2L, M View FIGURE 2 ). Penis sclerotized, as two parallel rods strongly curved downwards ( Fig. 2M View FIGURE 2 ).

Comments. Coniopteryx josephus   , new species, is similar to C. isthmicola Meinander 1972   , but with hypandrium generally narrower in lateral view, apex of parameres rounded, spoon-shaped, and directed caudally, while in C. isthmicola   apex of parameres is pointed and bent sharply downwards in lateral view; also, parameres are rather broad in caudal view in the new species, while in C. isthmicola   those are very thin in caudal view, and curved downwards. One specimen of the new species, from Morelos, presented an interrupted apodeme in the hypandrium, however other traits matched the species.

Habitat. Tropical dry forest (Morelos, Oaxaca) and Mexican lime orchard (Colima).

Phenology. February, May, June, July, November, December.

Etymology. Named, with gratitude, for the first author’s father, Mr. José Sarmiento.

Distribution. Colima, Morelos, Oaxaca.

CNIN

Coleccion Nacional de Insectos, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico