Kempynus crenatus Adams, 1971,

Martins, Caleb Califre, Ardila-Camacho, Adrian & Aspöck, Ulrike, 2016, Neotropical osmylids (Neuroptera, Osmylidae): Three new species of Isostenosmylus Krüger, 1913, new distributional records, redescriptions, checklist and key for the Neotropical species, Zootaxa 4149 (1), pp. 1-66: 54-56

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Kempynus crenatus Adams, 1971


Kempynus crenatus Adams, 1971 

( Figs. 37View FIGURE 37, 38View FIGURE 38)

Kempynus crenatus Adams, 1971: 45  , figs. 1, 2a, c, e –h (wings, male genitalia, female terminalia and genitalia). Refs. Adams (1971), Penny (1977), Ardila-Camacho & Noriega (2014). Holotype female, MCZ.

Type-locality. Chile: Ñuble , Cordilleras Chillán, Las Trancas, 12 Km E. Recinto, 36°51’S  −71°37’W, 800 m, 1~ 10.x.1964, Leg. L.E.Peña.

Material examined. “ Argentina: Neuquén, Pucará , 30 Nov. 1959, F. H. Walz col.” (1♀ NMNH). 

Distribution ( Fig. 43View FIGURE 43). Chile (Ñuble); Argentina (Neuquén).

Principal characteristics. Head pale with articulating areas of antennal sockets dark, their border confluent with frontoclypeal triangle; anterior spots to anterior tentorial pits dark; borders of ocelli and vertex dark brown; antennae pale brown. Pronotum brown with four dark spots; mesonotum brown with dark spots, prescutum with four dark spots. Legs brown; mid- and forefemur with a pair of subapical dark marks; hind femur pale; tarsi pale brown, except for dark brown apical tarsomere; female procoxa laterally with many short setae arising from protuberant bases. Wings with rounded tips, membrane irregularly stained with grayish-brown suffusions and amber spots, veins mainly brown with some regions pale yellow, pterostigma barely perceptible ( Fig. 36View FIGURE 36 B); forewing with dark spots around the wing margin and along anterior radial trace, MP2 fork basal of union of CuA and CuP; hindwing diffusely smoky, mainly in the distal half; nygmata dark brown.

Male ( Figs. 38View FIGURE 38 A, B). Ninth gonocoxites elongated, crescent-shaped in lateral view with some setae at apex; ninth gonapophysis elongate tapering towards the apex; complex of tenth gonocoxites C-shaped in lateral view with two processes. Hypandrium internum elongated with winglike lobes fused on the midline ( Adams 1971).

Female ( Figs. 38View FIGURE 38 C, D). Eighth sternite with numerous setae on anterior apex, posterior lobes are short and rounded; spermathecae slightly bent with basal portion spherical ( Adams 1971).


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Kempynus crenatus Adams, 1971

Martins, Caleb Califre, Ardila-Camacho, Adrian & Aspöck, Ulrike 2016

Kempynus crenatus

Adams 1971: 45