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
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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