Leucotrichia alisensis Rueda Martin , 2011, Rueda Martin, 2011

Thomson, Robin E. & Holzenthal, Ralph W., 2015, A revision of the Neotropical caddisfly genus Leucotrichia Mosely, 1934 (Hydroptilidae, Leucotrichiinae), ZooKeys 499, pp. 1-100: 8

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Leucotrichia alisensis Rueda Martin , 2011


Taxon classification Animalia Trichoptera Hydroptilidae

Leucotrichia alisensis Rueda Martin, 2011   Fig. 6

alisensis   Rueda Martín, 2011: 4 [Type locality: Argentina, Tucamán, Parque Nacional Campo de Los Alisos, Río de las Pavas; IML; male metamorphotype; larva, pupa].


Leucotrichia alisensis   is similar to Leucotrichia yungarum   ; in each, the ventral arm of the subgenital plate is acute in lateral view and the apex of the inferior appendage is digitate in ventral view. Additionally, the shape of the inferior appendage in lateral view is similar in both species, particularly the rounded basal area. Leucotrichia alisensis   can be recognized by the V-shaped concave posterior margin of sternum VIII, which is U-shaped in Leucotrichia yungarum   , and by the curved anterolateral projection which is absent in Leucotrichia yungarum   .


Redescribed from Rueda Martín (2011). Male. Head unmodified, with 3 ocelli; antennae unmodified. Genitalia. Abdominal sternum VII with mesoventral process not apparent. Sternum VIII in ventral view with posterior margin concave with small mesal emargination. Segment IX anterolateral margin with curved ventrolateral projection, posterolateral margin irregular. Membranous apex of tergum × slender, extending posteriad, with mesodorsal projection. Subgenital plate with dorsal arm not apparent; ventral arm narrow, apex acute. Inferior appendage rounded basally, apex digitate; in ventral view basally subquadrate. Phallus apex with light dorsal sclerites.

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


Named for the National Park Campo de Los Alisos, Tucamán, Argentina, the location where the holotype was collected.