Kempynus tjederi Oswald, 1994,

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: 56-61

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Kempynus tjederi Oswald, 1994


Kempynus tjederi Oswald, 1994 

( Fig. 42View FIGURE 42)

Kempynus tjederi Oswald, 1994: 370  , figs. 2, 5−7 (wings, female terminalia and genitalia). Oswald (1994), Ardila-Camacho & Noriega (2014). Holotype female, NMNH.

Type-locality. Chile, Reg. Maule, Curicó, Prov.: El Coigual [=? El Coigo, 40–50 km SE Curicó, ca. 35°10’S − 71°50'W].GoogleMaps 

Material examined. Holotype, “ Chile: Reg. Maule, Curicó, Prov.: El Coigual [=? El Coigo, 40−50 km SE Curicó, ca. 35°10’S − 71°50'W]” (1♀ NMNH).GoogleMaps 

Distribution ( Fig. 43View FIGURE 43). Chile (Curicó)

Principal characteristics. Head dark brown ( Fig. 43View FIGURE 43 A); gena with dark spot; antennae light brown; scape almost twice as long as broad; flagellum dark brown; flagellomeres almost twice as long as wide; densely covered by dark brown setae. Pronotum twice as long as wide, dark brown, laterally with dark stripes, entire surface with long, dark setae; meso- and metanotum with similar color pattern, entire surface covered by short pale setae. Legs yellow, covered by pale yellow setae. Wings elongated with tip acute and posterodistal margin slightly falcate, pterostigma of both wings weakly marked ( Fig. 42View FIGURE 42 A); membrane hyaline dotted with amber suffusions, veins alternating brown and pale tan. Forewing with a distal biangulate macula and proximal third of subcostal space with two or three well-delimited fuscous spots; wing margin, R and area between M and CuP veins with many dark amber spots; hindwing dotted with amber suffusions, mainly in wing margin and radial sector. Abdomen dark brown, covered by small setae with pale amber coloration.

Female ( Figs 42View FIGURE 42 B, C). Fused eighth gonocoxites + gonapophyses with anterolateral angles articulated to posterior corners of eighth tergite; fused ninth gonapophyses constricted at base with a pair of short and concave lobes, each lobe with a prominent lateral angle or bulge; ninth gonocoxites elongated and reniform; spermathecae J-shaped.


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Kempynus tjederi Oswald, 1994

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

Kempynus tjederi

Oswald 1994: 370