Tuesday, March 6, 2018

[Entomology • 2018] Ptiloneuropsis diamantina • A New Species from Bahia, Brazil | After Seventy-seven Years Ptiloneuropsis Roesler (Psocodea: Psocomorpha: Ptiloneuridae) Ceases to be A Monotypic Genus

Ptiloneuropsis diamantina
 Silva Neto & Rafael, 2018


A new species of Ptiloneuropsis from the Brazilian state of Bahia is here described and illustrated, it is based on male and female specimens; it differs from P. immaculata Roesler in details of the hypandrium and phallosome; the female is the first known in the genus.

Keywords: Plecoptera, Epipsocetae, psocids, neotropics, taxonomy

FIGURE 1. Ptiloneuropsis diamantina n. sp. Male holotype. Side view.  

Ptiloneuropsis diamantina n. sp.

Etymology. The specific name refers to the Chapada Diamantina region, in the Brazilian state of Bahia, where the specimens were found.

 Alberto Moreira da Silva Neto and José Albertino Rafael. 2018. After Seventy-seven Years Ptiloneuropsis Roesler (Psocodea: Psocomorpha: Ptiloneuridae) Ceases to be A Monotypic Genus: A New Species from Bahia, Brazil. Zootaxa.  4388(4); 567–574. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4388.4.8 

Alfonso Neri García Aldrete. 2004. Rediscovery of Ptiloneuropsis immaculata Roesler 1940 (Psocoptera: Ptiloneuridae), Augmented Description and Neotype Designation. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment. 39(2); 145-148. DOI:  10.1080/01650520412331333792ResearchGate.net/publication/248913823_Rediscovery_of_Ptiloneuropsis_immaculata 
 Alberto Moreira da Silva Neto and Alfonso Neri García Aldrete. 2015.  Brasineura n. gen., A new genus in the family Ptiloneuridae (Psocodea: ‘Psocoptera’: Psocomorpha: Epipsocetae) from Brazil. Zootaxa. 3914(2); 168–174. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3914.2.6