Antrops papallacta, 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 : 82

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Antrops papallacta

sp. nov.

Antrops papallacta View in CoL sp. nov.

( Figs. 160 View FIGURES 155–160 , 227 View FIGURES 222–230 )

Description. Head black, anterior margin of frons, face, and antenna reddish brown. Clypeus orange, maxillary palp yellow, prementum dark brown. Occiput mostly covered with microtomentum, shiny lateral to foramen, frons mostly covered with microtomentum, with shiny spots lateral to ocelli, face mostly shiny, microtomentum on lunule and below base of antenna, gena entirely covered with microtomentum. Subvibrissal bristle about 0.5X length of vibrissa, anterior genal bristle about 0.3X length of vibrissa.

Anterior postsutural dorsocentral bristle absent in male.

Trochanters and tarsi 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 slightly and bearing tufts of long setae, posterior margin shallowly emarginated, anterior apodeme about two-thirds as long as external portion, pointed, with a dorsal keel. Surstylus broad, scooped. Pregonite small, distinct. Postgonite with lobes short, clearly separated, anterior lobe rounded, posterior lobe pointed. Basiphallus with very short epiphallus, short transparent preepiphallus. Distiphallus with curved spinose dorsal tube with a distal extension ( Fig. 160 View FIGURES 155–160 ).

Female postabdomen: Tergites 6–7 and sternites 6–7 wider than long, covered with microtomentum, sclerotized along anterior and lateral margins only, except sternite 7 mostly sclerotized. Tergites with 3 posterior strips, sternites with 2 posterior strips. Tergite 8 with a deep cleft in anterior margin, pinched medially, mostly covered with microtomentum, anterior corners shiny. Epiproct with short anterior arms, shiny, with 2 pairs of setae. Cerci broad. Sclerites of sternite 8 broad, subrectangular, pinched and sculptured medially, distal third with microtomentum. Hypoproct subrectangular, inverted medial triangle and posterior margin sclerotized. Spermathecae tubular, about 2.5X longer than wide, annulated, with a shallow apical invagination, sclerotized duct about half as long as spermathecae.

Type material. Holotype ♂: ECUADOR: Napo: Lago Papallacta , nr., 3400 m, forest above lake, pans/dung, 4–8 Nov 1999, S.A. Marshall, debu00140397 ( QCAZ) . Paratypes: same data as holotype (5 ♂, 8 ♀, DEBU, QCAZ) ; Baeza , 42 km NW, 3300 m, dung trap, 2–6 Mar 1976, S. Peck (1 ♂, DEBU) ; Quito–Baeza pass, 1 km E, 3950 m, forest edge, dung traps, 4–8 Nov 1999, S.A. Marshall (1 ♀, DEBU) ; Quito–Baeza road, 4000 m, elfin forest, pan traps, 10–18 Feb 1983, L. Masner (1 ♀, DEBU) .

Comments. This species is named after the type locality.


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