Triplocania annyae, Moura-Lima & Silva-Neto & Bravo & García-Aldrete, 2021

Moura-Lima, Daniel, Silva-Neto, Alberto Moreira da, Bravo, Freddy & García-Aldrete, Alfonso N., 2021, Triplocania Roesler (Psocodea: ‘ Psocoptera’: Ptiloneuridae): review of the internal classification, new species, and new records for the state of Bahia, Brazil, Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (Pap. Avulsos Zool., S. Paulo) 61, pp. 1-11: 2

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Triplocania annyae

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Triplocania annyae   sp. nov. Male

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Diagnosis: Forewings with a pale brown spot darkening the pathways through which it passes, around the vein that joins R-R s, passing through the junctions between M and R s, M and Cu, and part of Cu; a pale brown band distally in the pterostigma; a small brown spot distally on R₄₊₅ and M₁ ( Fig. 2 View Figures 1-7 ). Hypandrium of one sclerite, glabrous, with sides deeply concave in the middle, anteriorly almost trapeziform, heavily sclerotized, posteriorly elliptic, less sclerotized, with irregular posterior border ( Fig. 5 View Figures 1-7 ); Phallosome ( Fig. 6 View Figures 1-7 ) anteriorly membranous, scaly, organized like reptile skin; three pairs of endophallic sclerites, an anterior chain-shaped pair, behind the side struts; an antero-lateral pair small, narrow, anteriorly rounded, posteriorly acuminate; posterior pair stout, elongate, anteriorly heavily sclerotized, almost rectangular, narrowing in the middle and dilated posteriorly.

Color (in 80% ethanol): Compound eyes black, ocelli hyaline, with black centripetal crescents, head pattern ( Fig. 1 View Figures 1-7 ). Scape and pedicel brown, f1 yellow, with apex pale brown, f2-f6 pale brown. Mx4 yellow to pale brown. Coxae pale brown, trochanters yellow, femora yellow, tibiae yellow with apex pale brown, tarsomere 1 yellow, with the apex pale brown, tarsomeres 2-3 pale brown. Forewings veins pale brown to brown ( Fig. 2 View Figures 1-7 ). Hindwings almost hyaline, brown areas as illustrated ( Fig. 3 View Figures 1-7 ).

Morphology: Head vertex almost straight, well below the compound eyes’ upper border, these without interommatidial setae ( Fig. 1 View Figures 1-7 ). Outer cusp of lacinial tips broad, with four denticles ( Fig. 4 View Figures 1-7 ). Forewing pterostigma wider in the middle, anteriorly narrow; areola postica wide, broadly triangular, apically rounded, slanted posteriorly; M stem slightly sinuous, M₁ slightly sinuous, M₂ sinuous, M₃ almost straight; R₂₊₃ almost straight,R₄₊₅ slightly sinuous ( Fig. 2 View Figures 1-7 ). Hindwing R s straight, R₂₊₃ straight, R₄₊₅ slightly concave, almost straight; M stem slightly concave proximally, distally convex ( Fig. 3 View Figures 1-7 ). Hypandrium ( Fig. 5 View Figures 1-7 ); Phallosome ( Fig. 6 View Figures 1-7 ), side struts independent, V-shaped, fused to the external parameres, proximally convex, then concave, convex in the middle, concave at the external parameters’ beginning, these convex in the middle, with a membranous part with translucent spots in its interior; apex proximally narrow, wider distally with spiniform micro projections; three pairs of endophallic sclerites ( Fig. 6 View Figures 1-7 ). Epiproct triangular; paraprocts almost triangular, with a dense setal field distally, sensory fields with 30 trichobothria on basal rosettes ( Fig. 7 View Figures 1-7 ).

Measurements (in microns): FW:3188,HW:2093,F: 891, T: 1275, t1: 446, t2: 87, t3: 114, f1: 398, f2: 263, f3: 631, f4: 567, Mx4: 164, IO: 210, D: 323, d: 259, PO: 0.80.

Material examined: Holotype male (MZFS). BRAZIL. Bahia, Milagres. 12°51′34.8″S, 39°52′06.4″W, 28-29. III.2012. Light trap. Leg. Silva-Neto, A.M. GoogleMaps  

Etymology: This species is dedicated to the newly born daughter of AMSN, Anny Kanzaki Moreira da Silva, who came to the world in this difficult time bringing light and joy.