Maietta squamigera Alexander, 1929,

Santos, Daubian, Santos, Rodrigo Dos Reis & Ribeiro, Guilherme Cunha, 2019, Systematics of the genus Maietta Alexander with description of three new species (Diptera: Tipulomorpha: Limoniidae), Zootaxa 4695 (4), pp. 331-350: 333-334

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Maietta squamigera Alexander, 1929
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Maietta squamigera Alexander, 1929 

( Figs 1aView FIGURE 1, 3View FIGURE 3, 5aView FIGURE 5, 6aView FIGURE 6, 7aView FIGURE 7, 8aView FIGURE 8, 9aView FIGURE 9, 10aView FIGURE 10)

Maietta squamigera Alexander, 1929: p. 185  (description), fig. 104 (wing), fig. 233 (male terminalia), fig. 234 (female terminalia).

Material examined: Holotype. Maietta squamigera Al. Det. C. P. Alexander  , male, Chile, Chiloé Is., Mechuque Is. [42° 18’ S, 73° 16’ W], 23-XII-1926, F. & M. EdwardsGoogleMaps  , Holotype ( USNM). Part of specimen pinned and part in slide prepared by Charles Paul Alexander  . Paratype. Specimen in slide prepared by Charles Paul Alexander: Maietta squamigera Al. Det. C. P. Alexander  , male, Chile, Chiloé Is., Ancud [41° 52’ S, 73° 48’ W], 18-XII-1926, F. & M. EdwardsGoogleMaps  , Paratype ( USNM)  . Material identified by Charles Paul Alexander. Pinned specimens: Maietta squamigera Al. Det. C. P. Alexander  , 2 males, Chile, Arauco, Nahuelbuta , Butamalal [37° 49’ S, 73° 14’ W], 1100–1400 m, 23/ 31-I-1954, Luis Peña ( USNM)GoogleMaps  ; Maietta squamigera Al. Det. C. P. Alexander  , male, Chile, Arauco, Nahuelbuta, Pichinahuel [37° 48’ S, 73° 02’ W], 1100–1400 m, 23/ 31-I-1954, Luis Peña ( USNM)GoogleMaps  . Maietta squamigera Al. Det. C. P. Alexander  , female, Chile, Chiloé Is., Aucar [42° 10’ S, 73° 30’ W], 6/ 15-I-1952, Luis Peña ( USNM)GoogleMaps  . Specimens in slides prepared by Charles Paul Alexander: Maietta squamigera Al. Det. C. P. Alexander  , female, Chile, Arauco, Nahuelbuta , Butamalal [37° 49’ S, 73° 14’ W], 1100–1400 m, 23/ 31-I-1954, Luis Peña, Met. 129 ( USNM)GoogleMaps  ; Maietta trimedia Al. Det. C. P. Alexander  , male, Chile, Arauco, Pillim Pilli [37° 46′ S, 73° 04′ W], 600-800 m, 15- I-1954, Peña ( USNM)GoogleMaps  ; Maietta squamigera Al. Det. C. P. Alexander  , 1 female and 2 [sex unknown], Chile, Chiloé Is., Aucar [42° 10’ S, 73° 30’ W], 6/ 15-I-1952, Peña ( USNM)GoogleMaps  .

Diagnosis. Wing with only 2 medial veins. Pedicel as long as scape. Vein M 1+2 twice as longer as r-m.

Description. Head. Scape ca. 1.3 times longer than wide. Pedicel similar to scape in length (autapomorphic feature). Pedicel as long as first flagellomere. Penultimate flagellomere ca. 1.1 times longer than last one ( Fig. 5aView FIGURE 5).

Thorax. Thoracic sclerites shown in Fig. 6aView FIGURE 6. Wing shown in Fig. 1aView FIGURE 1, Fig. 3aView FIGURE 3, and Fig. 7aView FIGURE 7. Vein Sc ending at level of R 2+3. Vein R 2 3 times longer than vein R 2+3. Length of vein R 2+3+4 2.3 times longer than vein R 2+3. First section of vein R 5 1.9 times longer than cross-vein r-m. First section of vein M 1+2 3.2 times longer than cross-vein r-m. Two medial veins present. Distance between M 1+2 and R 5 smaller than distance between M 3+4 and M 1+2.

Female terminalia. Female tergite X 1.6 times longer than wide. Dorsal margin of tergite X with a projection. Cercus tilted up, 1.8 times smaller than length of tergite X. Ventral margin of tergite IX 2.7 times longer than dorsal margin. Dorsal projection of sternite IX angulated. Posterior projection of sternite IX zigzagged. Hypogynial valves almost circular, 1.1 times longer than wide and less wide than sternite IX ( Fig. 8aView FIGURE 8).

Male terminalia. Male terminalia illustrated in Fig. 9aView FIGURE 9 (Details of chaetotaxy shown in Fig 10aView FIGURE 10). Gonocoxite 1.6 times longer than lobe of gonostylus and 1.4 times longer than clasper of gonostylus. Parameres with concave anterior margin. Sheath of aedeagus with bifid projection with very small tips. Bridge between interbases as wide as aedeagus. Long tip of the bifid posterior projection of interbases four times longer than the short tip. Both projections of dorsal interbase pointing to the right.

Coloration. General coloration brown. Head: brown with few dark punctures. Rostrum brown, palpi brown. Antennae yellowish brown with outer segments light brown. Thorax: Pronotum yellowish brown, pleuron testaceous yellow. Halters pale yellow with base and knob copper. Wings hyaline, scales brown, veins nearly hyaline. Coxae and trochanters testaceous, femora pale with apices testaceous. Abdomen brown.

Remarks. One specimen of this species was misidentified by C. P. Alexander as M. trimedia Alexander. 

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Limoniidae

Genus

Maietta

Loc

Maietta squamigera Alexander, 1929

Santos, Daubian, Santos, Rodrigo Dos Reis & Ribeiro, Guilherme Cunha 2019
2019
Loc

Maietta squamigera Alexander, 1929 : p. 185

Al. Det. C. P. Alexander 1929: 185
1929