Coniceromyia niemeyeri,

Ament, Danilo César, Kung, Giar-Ann & Brown, Brian V., 2020, Forty-one new species of Coniceromyia Borgmeier (Diptera: Phoridae), an identification key, and new distributional records for the species of the genus, Zootaxa 4830 (1), pp. 1-61: 29

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Coniceromyia niemeyeri

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Coniceromyia niemeyeri  sp. nov.

( Figs. 5BView FIGURE 5, 8ZView FIGURE 8, 15BView FIGURE 15, 21View FIGURE 21 A–B, 25C, 28B)

Diagnosis (male). Wing vein M 2 strongly sinuous ( Fig. 15BView FIGURE 15), anepisternum dorsally setulose, left epandrial process with medially directed lobe near base and subepandrial setose elevation ( Fig. 25CView FIGURE 25).

Material examined. Holotype ♂, COLOMBIA: Amazonas: San Martín : PNN Amacayacu, 3.82ºS, 70.26ºW, 6–15.iv.2000GoogleMaps  , Malaise trap, 150m, B. Amado col. ( IAVH) [LACM ENT 072958]  . Paratypes: 1♂, same as holotype but 2–7.vii.2000; 1♂, same but 30.vii–8.viii.2000; 1♂, same but 1–8.ix.2000; 1♂, same but 24.viii–1.ix.2000; 1♂, same but 3–11.xi.2000; 1♂, same but 5–16.v.2000; 2♂, same but 15.x–5.xi.2001, D. Chota col.; 1♂, same but 17.ix–1.x.2001, D. Chota col.; 1♂, same but 12–19.iii.2000, A. Parente col.; 3♂, same but 20–27.iii.2000; 1♂, same but 11–24.iv.2000, A. Feliz col. BRAZIL: 1♂, Acre: Sen. Guiomard : F.E. Catuaba, 10°04’28”S 67°37’00”W, 14–31.i.2017GoogleMaps  , Malaise trap, E.F. Morato & J.A. Rafael cols. PERU: 1♂, Madre de Dios: Tambopata Res. Center, 13.14ºS, 69.61ºW, 22–25.vii.2001GoogleMaps  , Malaise trap, B. Brown & G. Kung col.; 1♂, same but 20–23.vii.2001; 1♂, same but 16–22.vii.2001.

Description. Male. Body length, 2.1 mm. Head. Frons brown to dark brown, sparsely setulose, with well-defined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 light brown, conical to slightly conical-elongate. Arista apical, about 1.5 times longer than flagellomere 1. Palpus yellowish-brown. Gena with two setae. Thorax. Scutum, scutellum, and pleural regions brown; anepisternum dorsally setulose. Legs yellowish-brown. Foretibia with two dorsal setae and anterodorsal row of strong setulae. Foremetatarsus widening apically, with anterior excavation, anteroapical setulose process, seta at base of excavation, and seta near base of anteroapical process ( Fig. 8ZView FIGURE 8). Foremetatarsus ratio 0.45. Posterior face of hind femur with narrow basoventral band of tiny blunt setulae, dorsal setulae thicker ( Fig. 21View FIGURE 21 A–B). Hind femur height/length ratio 0.39. Hind tibia with one dorsal seta in basal half. Wing ( Fig. 15BView FIGURE 15). Costa greatly swollen, thicker apically, 0.5 of the wing length; R 2+3 absent; M 1 concave, curved posteriorly at apex; M 2 strongly sinuous, curved posteriorly at apex, CuA 1 -M 2 /M 2 -M 1 ratio 2.1; CuA 1 strongly sinuous, anteriorly curved at apex. Halter white. Abdomen. Tergites dark brown, tergites 1 to 5 with shining pubescence. Hypopygium light brown to yellowish-brown ( Fig. 25CView FIGURE 25). Left epandrial process with medially directed lobe near base and subepandrial setose elevation. Margin of right lobe of hypandrium without lateral projection. Hypoproct with three setae.

Distribution. Western Amazonia ( Fig. 28BView FIGURE 28).

Etymology. Considering the characteristically curved wing veins of this species, we name it in honor of the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer whose revolutionary work frequently has characteristic curved shapes.


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