Neurostigma (Psocodea: Psocomorpha: Epipsocidae) from Colombia: new species and an identification key
González-Obando Ranulfo, Carrejo-Gironza Nancy, Mendivil-Nieto Julián, García Aldrete Alfonso Neri
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 61(1): 83-98, 2021
Published online: 10th March 2021
Abstract: Upon examination of recently collected epipsocid barklice from natural areas of
Colombia, five new species of Neurostigma Enderlein, 1900 were found: N.
lienhardi sp. nov., N. mockfordi sp. nov., N. newi sp. nov., N. thorntoni sp.
nov., and N. valderramae sp. nov. They are here described and illustrated.
A cladistic analysis of 32 morphological characters indicates that Neurostigma
is monophyletic. An updated key for the identification of males of the described
species of the genus is presented.
Key words: Psocoptera, Epipsocetae, barklice, biodiversity, cladistics, morphology, phylogeny, taxonomy, Neotropics, South America