Coniceromyia apechoneura, 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: 37-39

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.194471

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3509133

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/FF529170-3D5D-FF80-FF2D-5B9051E6FD77

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Plazi

scientific name

Coniceromyia apechoneura
status

sp. nov.

Coniceromyia apechoneura   , sp. nov.

(Figs. 1, 6–9, 42)

Diagnosis. Various strong short setae occupying apical half of dorsal face of foretibia and 12–17 proepisternal large setae.

Material examined. Holotype 3, BRAZIL: Santa Catarina: Urubici (Morro Igreja), 28 º 00’ 05” S 49 º 35 ’ 30 ” W, 18.viii. 2005 - 05.xii. 2005, Pinho & Bizzo col., Malaise trap. Paratypes same locality as holotype, 3, ♀, 23.ix– 15.x. 2006; 3, 05.xii. 2004 - 08.ii. 2005; 33, 18.viii. 2005 - 05.xii. 2005.

FIGURES 1–5. Male wings. 1. Coniceromyia apechoneura   , sp. nov. 2. Coniceromyia brandaoi   , sp. nov. 3. Coniceromyia diaphaniptera   , sp. nov. 4. Coniceromyia franciscana   , sp. nov. 5. Coniceromyia sanctaetheresae   , sp. nov.

Description. Male. Body length, 2.7–3.0 mm. Head. Frons black, pubescent, with well defined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 dark yellow, pubescent, elongate-conical. Arista apical, pubescent. Palpus dark yellow; one long postocullar seta and two or three malar setae. Thorax. Scutum and thoracic pleura dark brown, with katepimeron and anepisternum lighter ventrally; proepisternum with 12–17 large setae; anepisternum without setae; scutellum dark brown. Legs yellowish-brown; all femora with dark brown maculation. Dorsal face of foretibia with two to three long setae, various tiny strong setae on apical half and an apical crown of setae ( Fig. 42 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 basally dilatated, with tiny, blunt posteroventral setae on basal half. Hind tibia with one dorsal seta. Wing. (Fig. 1) Costa not thickened, 0.38 of wing length; Sc ending near apex of C; M 1 almost straight distally; M 2 almost straight along entire length, slightly curved posterior at apex; distance between M 2 and CuA 1 at apex of CuA 1 about 3.9 times the distance between M 1 and M 2 at same level; CuA 1 concave along its entire length. Rs base with 1 seta; two axilars. Halter gray, with an apical white circle. Abdomen. Tergites entirely black, abdomen flattened dorsoventrally. Tergites 2 and 6 elongated; sternites gray. Terminalia light brown ( Figs. 6–9 View FIGURES 6 – 9 ). Epandrial microtrichia covering almost all epandrial surface, except little lateral regions; various large epandrial setae present in dorsal and lateral regions; epandrial dorsal suture present, left suture directed distally; proximal part of left epandrial process without long setae, distal part with 15 long dorsal setae and a hairy, ventrally directed lobe extending into a subepandrial process; nine setae on right epandrial projection; right subepandrial plate laterally hairy; two left subepandrial processes connected to each other: a distal hairy process not emarginated (lsp) and the medial lobe ventrally curved (mdl). Hypoproct extending between the cerci, with two long setae. Hypandrium with right projection.

Female. Body length 3.3 mm. Head. Frons black, pubescent, with well defined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 dark yellow, pubescent, globular. Arista preapical, pubescent. Palpus dark yellow; one long postocullar setae and two malar setae. Thorax. Scutum and thoracic pleura dark brown, lighter than in males, katepimeron and anepisternum lighter ventrally; proepisternum with seven or more large setae; anepisternum bare; scutellum dark brown. Legs yellowish-brown; all femora with dark brown maculation. Dorsal face of foretibia with two long setae, various tiny strong setae on apical half, and an apical crown of setae. Foretarsomeres 1 and 2 each with an apical posterior strong seta. Hind femur not basally dilatated. Hind tibia with one dorsal seta. Wing. Costa not thickened, 0.36 of wing length; M 1 and M 2 curved anteriorly; distance between M 2 and CuA 1 similar to distance between M 2 and M 1. Halter gray, with an apical white circle. Abdomen. Not flattened dorsoventrally. Tergites entirely black. Tergite 2 and 6 elongated. Abdomen gray ventrally. Ovipositor membranous.

Etymology. This name is feminine and means “diverging veins” in Greek.

Comments. Coniceromyia apechoneura   includes some of the largest specimens in the genus. The wide space between M 2 and CuA 1 and the hypopygial structures suggest the close relationship between C. apechoneura   and C. disparivena Borgmeier.  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Phoridae

Genus

Coniceromyia