Coniceromyia sakaii, Kung, Giar-Ann, 2009

Kung, Giar-Ann, 2009, Four distinctive new Neotropical species of Coniceromyia Borgmeier (Diptera: Phoridae) with patterned-wings, Zootaxa 2273, pp. 49-58: 53-54

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.191032

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3506908

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FE87D3-FFB2-FF93-05DA-650493FAFD61

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Plazi

scientific name

Coniceromyia sakaii
status

new species

Coniceromyia sakaii   new species

( Figs. 3 View FIGURES 1 – 4 , 9–10 View FIGURES 9 – 12 , 15, 17 –18, 25; Morphbank images 477865, 477866, 477867)

Recognition. This species is easily distinguished by the long, ventral setae on the wing, in addition to thickened costa and sinuous CuA 1 wing vein. Foretarsomere 1 of C. sakaii   lacks a basal seta and has a broad anteroapical process.

C. sakaii   keys to couplet 6 in the Kung & Brown key (2000 a). This species differs from C. hoggi   , C. blomae   and C. apicalis   by the lack of darkening of the wing membrane, and by the presence of long, ventral setae on the wing.

Description. Body length 2.20–2.68 mm, mean 2.35 mm. Frons dark brown, subshiny. Frontal height 0.91–1.05 frontal width, mean frontal ratio 0.99. Flagellomere 1 orange, elongate pyriform. Palpus yellow. Scutum and scutellum yellow. Pleuron yellow. Anepisternal setae present. Legs yellow. Differentiated anterior to anterodorsal setae on foretibia present or absent. If present, 3–10 setae present, arranged in a straight or uneven row. Foretarsomere 1 with anterior excavation ( Fig. 3 View FIGURES 1 – 4 ). Excavation without basal seta, with broad, laterally flattened anteroapical process. Foretarsus tapering apically; in one specimen, tarsal ratio 3.00: 1.80: 1.60: 1.50:2.00. Posterior face of hind femur with small, blunt peglike setae on basal two-fifths, arranged in a broad oval basally, and tapering apically along ventral margin ( Figs. 9–10 View FIGURES 9 – 12 ). Hind tibia with 2 dorsal to near-dorsal setae in basal half. Wing short, broad, with costa thickening apically, apex greater than twice thickness of basal half (Figs. 15, 17). Venter of wing membrane between veins M 1 and A 1 +CuA 2 covered in long, thin setae (Figs. 15, 17– 18). Wing vein R 2 + 3 entirely absent. Wing veins M 1 and M 2 relatively parallel. CuA 1 sinuous, bent anteriorly near median. A 1 +CuA 2 faintly present. Costal length 0.59–0.62 wing length, mean 0.61. Halter white. Abdominal tergite 1 yellow. Tergites 2–6 mostly yellow to light brown, laterally brown to dark brown. Venter of abdomen white. Left surstylus of genitalia broad ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 23 – 26 ). Left hypandrial lobe greatly expanded apically, triangular.

Distribution. Colombia.

Derivation of species name. This species is named for my mentor and friend, Walter H. Sakai.

Holotype. 3. COLOMBIA: Vichada, PNN El Tuparro, Cerro Tomas, 5.35 °N, 67.85 °W, 140 m, 21–31.i. 2001, W. Villalba, Malaise trap, CAP- 1381 [ LACM ENT 238756] ( IAVH).

Paratypes. COLOMBIA: Vichada, PNN El Tuparro, Bosque Sabana, 5.35 °N, 67.85 °W, 100 m, 43, 5– 14.i. 2001, W. Villalba, Malaise trap, CAP- 1381; PNN El Tuparro, Cerro Tomas, 5.35 °N, 67.85 °W, 140 m, 21–31.i. 2001, W. Villalba, Malaise trap, CAP- 1381; PNN El Tuparro, Rio Tomo, 5.35 °N, 67.85 °W, 250 m, 13, 1– 12.v. 2001, I. Gil, Malaise trap, CAP- 1797 ( IAVH, LACM).

LACM

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

ENT

Ministry of Natural Resources

IAVH

Instituto de Ivestigacion de los Recursos Biologicos Alexander von Humboldt

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Phoridae

Genus

Coniceromyia