Phymatosmylus caprorum Adams, 1969,

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: 49

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Phymatosmylus caprorum Adams, 1969


Phymatosmylus caprorum Adams, 1969 

( Figs. 34View FIGURE 34, 35View FIGURE 35)

Phymatosmylus caprorum Adams, 1969: 3  , figs. 1–8 (habitus, wings, legs, female terminalia and genitalia, male terminalia and genitalia). Refs. Adams (1969), Penny (1977), Ardila-Camacho & Noriega (2014). Holotype female, PMY.

Type-locality. Chile: Ñuble , Las Cabras, "S. of Chilian vulcain", 36°49’S  −71°26’W, elev. 1480 m, 10~ 23 Dec. 1954, Luis E. Peña, leg. (Holotype ♂) (PMY).

Material examined. “ Chile: Ñuble, Las Cabras, S. of Chiltan Yukain, 1480 m, 10−23 Dec 54, L.E. Peña. (Paratype)” (1♀ PMY). 

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

Principal characteristics. Head yellow with a brown spot at anterior mandibular articulation ( Fig. 34View FIGURE 34 B); border of ocelli black; vertex yellow with some pale amber setae; antennae yellow and covered by pale brown setae. Pronotum yellow, with lateral dark stripes on the sides and, with long, pale setae, almost twice as long as wide; meso- and metanota have many black spots on the sides and a median yellow line. Legs are pale amber with spurs short. Wings have membrane hyaline with an irregular pigmentation pattern consisting of amber suffusions and pale areas, veins vary from light brown to mottled dark brown ( Fig. 34View FIGURE 34 A), nygmata dark; forewing with many pale regions on basal area and a pale line directed toward wing apex; hindwing with light amber suffusions at distal half, bordering crossveins and some regions of longitudinal veins, mainly MA, MP and Rs branches. Abdomen pale, tergites 1–7 fuscous.

Male ( Figs. 35View FIGURE 35 A, B). Ninth gonocoxites suspended in apical margin of ninth tergite; prominent complex of tenth gonocoxites is sclerotized medially and membranous laterally; hypandriun internum weakly sclerotized.

Female ( Figs. 35View FIGURE 35 C –E). Fused eighth gonocoxites + gonapophyses concave, gonapophyses with a median hook anteromedially; fused ninth gonapophyses narrowed with two apical lobes; a black stripe on ninth gonocoxites; spheroidal spermathecae.














Phymatosmylus caprorum Adams, 1969

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

Phymatosmylus caprorum

Adams 1969: 3