Psychoda serraorobonensis Bravo, Cordeiro & Chagas

Bravo, Freddy, Cordeiro, Danilo & Chagas, Cinthia, 2006, Two new species and new records of Psychoda Latreille (Diptera: Psychodidae: Psychodinae) from Brazil, with comments on supraspecific classification of the genus, Zootaxa 1298, pp. 1-15 : 10-11

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.173590

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scientific name

Psychoda serraorobonensis Bravo, Cordeiro & Chagas
status

sp. n.

Psychoda serraorobonensis Bravo, Cordeiro & Chagas   , sp. n. ( Figs. 28–34 View FIGURES 28 – 34 )

Type material. BRAZIL, Bahia, Serra do Orobó (12 ° 18´S 40 ° 29´W), female holotype, 29.XII. 2004, F. Bravo (MZUEFS).

Etymology. The species name serraorobonensis   is based on the type locality.

Diagnosis. This species can be distinguished from the other species of Psychoda   by the following combination of characteristics: eyes separated by 1.5 facet rows; labellum with 3 apical teeth; 14 th flagellomere spherical, not drop shaped; ascoids Y­shaped, inferior branch 0.5X superior branch; M 2 not reaching M 1.

Description. Female. Eye bridge with 4 facet rows ( Fig. 28 View FIGURES 28 – 34 ); eyes separated by 1.5 facet diameters ( Fig. 28 View FIGURES 28 – 34 ); antenna with 14 flagellomeres, 1 st– 10 th nodiform ( Figs. 28–30 View FIGURES 28 – 34 ), 12 th– 14 th reduced, 11 th– 12 th fused ( Fig. 31 View FIGURES 28 – 34 ), 12 th with short neck ( Fig. 31 View FIGURES 28 – 34 ); ascoids Yshaped ( Fig. 30 View FIGURES 28 – 34 ); scape cylindrical, 1.5X length of pedicel ( Figs. 28, 30 View FIGURES 28 – 34 ); pedicel spherical ( Figs. 28, 30 View FIGURES 28 – 34 ). Palpus formula = 1.0:1.2:1.1:1.3 ( Fig. 29 View FIGURES 28 – 34 ). Labellum with 3 apical teeth ( Fig. 32 View FIGURES 28 – 34 ). Wing ( Fig. 33 View FIGURES 28 – 34 ) with short Sc; radial fork apical to medial fork; radial fork complete and M 2 incomplete. Subgenital plate (S 8) with anterior margin curved, with moderately apical concavity ( Fig. 34 View FIGURES 28 – 34 ). Genital digit present.

Male. Unknown.

Comments. Psychoda serraorobonensis Bravo, Cordeiro & Chagas   , sp. nov. is morphologically similar to species of the subgenus Psycha, principally in the number of flagellomeres and the type of fusion of the last flagellomeres (11 th– 12 th fused), but different from Psycha by the cylindrical format of the last flagellomere, which in all species of Psycha is drop shaped, and by the number of teeth on the labellum, being 3 in the new species and 4 in the species of Psycha.

Distribution. Brazil: Bahia (Serra do Orobó).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Psychodidae

Genus

Psychoda