Coniceromyia sanctaetheresae, Ament, Danilo Cesar & Amorim, Dalton De Souza, 2010

Ament, Danilo Cesar & Amorim, Dalton De Souza, 2010, Five new species of Coniceromyia Borgmeier (Diptera: Phoridae) from the Atlantic Forest, Brazil, Zootaxa 2421, pp. 35-48: 44

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Coniceromyia sanctaetheresae

sp. nov.

Coniceromyia sanctaetheresae   , sp. nov.

(Figs. 5, 22–25, 43)

Diagnosis. Costa very short (0.28 of wing length). Coniceromyia sanctaetheresae   can be differentiated from other species with a reduced costa by the divergence between Sc and C present in its wing and by its five elongated setae at base of hind femur ventral.

Material examined. Holotype 3, BRAZIL: Espírito Santo: Santa Teresa (Est. Biol. Santa Lucia), 19 º 58 ’ 16,7 ” S 40 º 32 ’06,9’’W, 6–9.iv. 2001, C.O. Azevedo & equipe col., malaise trap, 867 m. Paratype 13, same locality as holotype, 9–12.iv. 2001.

Description. Male. Body length, 2.7 mm. Head. Frons dark brown, pubescent, median furrow well defined. Flagellomere 1 dark yellow, pubescent, elongate-conical. Arista apical, pubescent. Palpus dark yellow; one postocullar seta and two malar setae. Thorax. Scutum, thoracic pleura and scutellum brown. Legs yellowish-brown. Anepisternum bare. Dorsal face of foreleg with two long setae, a row of slightly differentiated setae on apical half of anterodorsal face ( Fig. 43 View FIGURES 26 – 44 ). Foretarsomere 1 with anteroapical process, a large seta basally, and an anterior excavation. Foretarsomeres 1 and 2 each with an apical posterior strong seta. Hind femur with tiny, blunt posteroventral setae on basal half, and five elongated setae basally at ventral face. Hind tibia with one dorsal seta. Wing. (Fig. 5) Costa thick, short, 0.28 of wing length; subcostal divergent from Rs, ending far from the costal apex; M 1 sigmoid on distal fifth, curved posteriorly at apex; M 2 almost straight along entire length, apex curved posteriorly; distance between M 2 and CuA 1 at apex of CuA 1 about 3.0 distance between M 1 and M 2 at same level; CuA 1 gently concave at apex; base of Rs with one seta; 1 axilar seta. Halter gray, with apical white circle. Abdomen. Tergites brown; sternites gray. Terminalia light brown ( Figs. 22–25 View FIGURES 22 – 25 ). Hypoproct with five long setae. Epandrial microtrichia as in C. franciscana   ( Fig. 18 View FIGURES 18 – 21 ); large epandrial setae restricted to lateral regions; epandrial dorsal suture present, left suture directed distally; left epandrial process dorsally continuous, various long setae in its distiller part. Small strong setae on right epandrial projection; right subepandrial plate hairy; two distinct left subepandrial processes: a distal hairy lobe not emarginated (lsp 1) and the medial lobe internally projected (lsp 2), continuous with the dorsal part of left epandrial process. One large seta in the subepandrial wall.

Female. Unknown.

Etymology. This species is named after the type-locality, Santa Teresa, and is feminine.

Comments. The space between M 2 and CuA 1 is relatively large in Coniceromyia sanctaetheresae   , C. apechoneura   , and C. disparivena   , and slightly large in C.boliviana Borgmeier. Recently   was found one specimen of Coniceromyia   whose hypopygium is very similar to C. basalis Borgmeier   with M 2 and CuA 1 largely apart, something thought to be absent in the species.