Coniceromyia hoggi, 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: 51-52

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Coniceromyia hoggi

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Coniceromyia hoggi   new species

( Figs. 2 View FIGURES 1 – 4 , 7–8 View FIGURES 5 – 8 , 14 View FIGURES 13 – 14 , 24 View FIGURES 23 – 26 ; Morphbank images 477861, 477862, 477864)

Recognition. C. hoggi   is most easily recognized by its distinctive wing pattern, with the darkening at the apex of the radial cells, apical one-half of membrane anterior to M 2, apical one-fifth of membrane between M 2 and CuA 1, and the presence of a lighter brown elongate macula between CuA 1 and A 1 +CuA 2.

C. hoggi   keys to couplet 6 in the key to patterned-wing species ( Kung & Brown 2000 a). Unlike C. blomae Peterson & Arntfield   , the darkening of the wing of C. hoggi   does extend to the apical margin and the darkening is much less extensive. Wing vein M 1 is not thickened in C. hoggi   , and veins M 1 and M 2 are not divergent in apical two-thirds, distinguishing this species from C. apicalis Kung & Brown   , in addition to the different wing patterns.

Description. Body length 2.56 mm. Frons dark brown. Frontal height 1.17 frontal width. Flagellomere 1 brown, pyriform. Palpus light brown. Scutum, scutellum, and pleuron brown. Anepisternal setae present. Legs mostly yellow, except mid- and hind coxae light brown. Foretibia with 2 anterodorsal setae. Foretarsomere 1 anteriorly excavate, with long basal seta, and long, thin, setose anteroapical projection ( Fig. 2 View FIGURES 1 – 4 ). Foretarsus slender, with tarsomeres approximately twice as long as wide. Tarsal ratio 2.33:2.00:2.00:2.00: 1.50. Posterior face of hind femur with narrow band of tiny, blunt posterior setae on basal half; setae arranged broadly basally, tapering apically ( Figs. 7–8 View FIGURES 5 – 8 ). Hind tibia with one long dorsal seta. Costa not thickened ( Fig. 14 View FIGURES 13 – 14 ). Wing vein R 2 + 3 absent. Wing with extreme apex of costal cell and apical two-fifths of cell r 1 darkened by pigment. Apical one-half of wing membrane between anterior margin and M 2 darkened, apical one-fifth of membrane between M 2 and CuA 1 darkened. Wing veins M 1 and M 2 parallel in basal two-fifths, sinuous and divergent apically. CuA 1 relatively straight. M 2 and CuA 1 more widely-spaced than M 1 and M 2; CuA 1 and M 2 parallel in basal two-thirds, M 2 rounded anteriorly in apical one-half. Costa length 0.43 wing length. Halter white. Abdominal tergites dark brown, pruinose. Venter of abdomen brown. Left surstylus of genitalia broad, turned ventrally at apex ( Fig. 24 View FIGURES 23 – 26 ). Left hypandrial lobe with rounded pointed apex.

Distribution. Costa Rica.

Derivation of species name. This species is named posthumously for my mentor and friend, Norman D. Hogg.

Holotype. 3. COSTA RICA: Limón, R.B. Hitoy Cerere, Sendero Espavel, 560m, 11.iii – 1.iv. 2003, B. Gamboa, E. Rojas, W. Arana, Malaise trap # 9, L_S_ 401200 _ 569800 # 73475 [INB0003777857] ( INBC).


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