Antrops fulgiceps, KITS & MARSHALL, 2013

KITS, JOEL H. & MARSHALL, STEPHEN A., 2013, <p class = " HeadingRunIn " align = " left "> <strong> Generic classification of the Archiborborinae (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae), with a revision of <em> Antrops </ em> Enderlein, <em> Coloantrops </ em> gen. nov., <em> Maculantrops </ em> gen. nov., <em> Photoantrops </ em> gen. nov., and <em> Poecilantrops </ em> gen. nov. </ strong> </ p>, Zootaxa 3704 (1), pp. 1-113 : 79-81

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Antrops fulgiceps

sp. nov.

Antrops fulgiceps View in CoL sp. nov.

( Figs. 157 View FIGURES 155–160 , 223 View FIGURES 222–230 )

Description. Head orange, maxillary palp yellow. Occiput covered with microtomentum, frons entirely shiny except orbital plates, face mostly shiny, microtomentum on lunule and below base of antenna, gena mostly shiny with microtomentum along ventral margin and in a spot below eye. Subvibrissal and anterior genal bristles about 0.3X length of vibrissa.

Thorax reddish around sutures of sclerites. Halter white.

Trochanters and mid and hind tarsi yellow, fore tarsus brown. Hind tibia with 2 ventroapical bristles. Sternites heavily sclerotized, black, covered with microtomentum in male.

Male postabdomen: Sternite 5 with curved lateral margins, widest medially, posterior corners projecting and bearing tufts of long setae, anterior apodeme about two-thirds as long as external portion, pointed, with a dorsal keel. Surstylus broad, scooped. Pregonite distinct. Postgonite with lobes narrowly separated, anterior lobe rounded, posterior lobe longer, pointed. Basiphallus with short epiphallus, short, transparent preepiphallus. Distiphallus strongly curved spinose dorsal tube ( Fig. 157 View FIGURES 155–160 ).

Female postabdomen: Tergites 6–7 and sternites 6–7 wider than long, sclerotized along anterior and lateral margins only. Tergites with 3 posterior strips, sternites with 2 posterior strips. Tergite 8 with a deep cleft in anterior margin, strongly pinched medially, distal half covered with microtomentum. Epiproct with short anterior arms, shiny, with 1 pair of setae. Cerci broad. Sclerites of sternite 8 broad, subrectangular, pinched and sculptured medially, distal third with microtomentum. Hypoproct subrectangular, weakly sclerotized. Spermathecae cylindrical, about as long as wide, with shallow basal and apical invaginations, sclerotized duct about as long as spermathecae.

Type material. Holotype ♂: VENEZUELA: Táchira: San Cristobal , 55 km NE, 3048 m, 17–18 May 1974, J. Peck, debu01039416 ( MIZA) . Paratypes: same data as holotype (1 ♂, 3 ♀, DEBU) .

Comments. The species name is from the Latin fulgis (shining) + caput (head), referring to the mostly bare and contrastingly orange head.


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