A new Ecuadorian species of the rare Neotropical caddisfly genus Amphoropsyche Holzenthal (Trichoptera, Leptoceridae)



A new species of the rare long-horned caddis y genus Amphoropsyche Holzenthal is described from Ec- uador, bringing the number of species known from the genus to 15. All species are very regional in their distributions and known only from very few specimens. e new species, Amphoropsyche real, is similar to a number of previously described species from Colombia (A. ayura, A. cauca, A. inti, A. quebrada, and A. stellata) and Ecuador (A. napo and A. tandayapa). e males can be distinguished from the others by features of segment X of the male genitalia, especially the prominent midlateral and subapicodorsal spine- like setae. An updated taxonomic key to males of the genus is provided.

Datos del autor: (1) University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology, 1980 Folwell Ave., 219 Hodson Hall, St. Paul, Minne- sota 55108 U.S.A. (2) Universidad de las Américas, Facultad de Ingenierías y Ciencias Agropecuarias, Unidad de Investigación en Biotecnología y Medio Ambiente -BIOMA-, Campus Queri, Calle José Queri, Edi cio #8, PB, Quito, Ecuador. Publicado el: