Antrops tachira, 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 : 85

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Antrops tachira

sp. nov.

Antrops tachira View in CoL sp. nov.

( Figs. 164 View FIGURES 161–165 , 227 View FIGURES 222–230 )

Description. Head orange, occiput and posterior part of frons black. Occiput covered with microtomentum, frons with frontal triangle and interfrontal plates mostly shiny, microtomentum around bases of postvertical bristles and bases of ocellar bristles, microtomentum on orbital plates not reaching bases of interfrontal setae, face mostly shiny, microtomentum on lunule and below base of antenna, gena with microtomentum on ventral half and in a spot below eye. Subvibrissal and anterior genal bristles about 0.3X length of vibrissa.

Anterior postsutural dorsocentral bristle very short in male.

Trochanters and tarsi reddish brown. Hind tibia with 3 ventroapical bristles.

Sternites heavily sclerotized, black, covered with microtomentum in male. Microtomentum covering anterior three-quarters of tergites 3–5.

Male postabdomen: Sternite 5 with curved lateral margins, widest medially, posterior corners projecting slightly and bearing tufts of long setae, anterior apodeme about two-thirds as long as external portion, pointed, with a dorsal keel. Surstylus broad, boot-shaped. Pregonite small, distinct. Postgonite with lobes short, clearly separated, anterior lobe rounded, posterior lobe pointed. Basiphallus with long, thin epiphallus and preepiphallus. Distiphallus with long dorsal sclerite with a short spinose lobe near apex and triangular, transparent lobe apically ( Fig. 164 View FIGURES 161–165 ).

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 anterior margin shallowly emarginate, pinched medially, medial section and posterior margin covered with microtomentum. Epiproct with short anterior arms, shiny, with 1 pair of setae. Cerci long. Sclerites of sternite 8 subrectangular, pinched and sculptured medially, posterior third with microtomentum. Hypoproct subrectangular, with medial stripe and posterior margin sclerotized. Spermathecae barrel-shaped, about as long as wide, with basal and apical invaginations, sclerotized duct very short.

Type material. Holotype ♂: VENEZUELA: Táchira: San Cristobal , 55 km NE, 3048 m, 17–18 May 1974, J. Peck, debu01039407 ( MIZA) . Paratypes: same data as holotype (3 ♂, 3 ♀, DEBU, MIZA) .

Comments. The species name refers to the state of the type locality. It is treated as a noun in apposition.


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