Coloantrops daedalus, 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 : 87-89

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Coloantrops daedalus

sp. nov.

Coloantrops daedalus View in CoL sp. nov.

( Figs. 11 View FIGURES 7–12 , 16 View FIGURES 13–18 , 166–168 View FIGURES 166–172 , 229 View FIGURES 222–230 )

Description. Head orange, postcranium with some black around foramen, ocellar triangle may be brown to blackish, face may have brown along ventral margin, clypeus brown, prementum brown with an orange ventromedial spot, maxillary palp yellow. Ocellar bristles about 1 ocellus width anterior to median ocellus. Subvibrissal and anterior genal bristle about 0.3X length of vibrissa. Gena about 0.5X eye height.

Thorax black, margins of sclerites and postalar callus may be reddish. Mostly covered with microtomentum, anepisternum with a small ventral shiny patch, katepisternum with a shiny spot posterior to fore coxa. Halter white, some brown below knob.

Legs black, trochanters, joints, and tarsi yellow, hind tarsus blackish dorsally. Mid tibia with anterodorsal row, 1 anteroventral, 1 posteroventral, and 4 apical bristles. Hind tibia with 2 ventroapical bristles.

Wing pale brown, veins R 4+5 and M outlined with brown to about two-thirds length of wing. Crossveins r-m and dm-cu with white spots, vein R 4+5 with 1 pale spot basal and 2 distal to crossvein r-m, vein M with 1 pale spot between r-m and dm-cu.

Abdomen with tergites and sternites heavily sclerotized, black, covered with microtomentum. Tergites 2–5 with 2 pairs of enlarged bristles laterally along posterior margin.

Male postabdomen: Sternite 5 simple, rectangular ( Fig. 168 View FIGURES 166–172 ). Surstylus subrectangular ( Fig. 167 View FIGURES 166–172 ). Pregonite not apparent. Postgonite thin, straplike, notched apically. Basiphallus short, without separate epiphallus, short preepiphallus. Distiphallus with paired lateral arms, central sclerite with a dorsal point flanked by sclerotized lateral ridges ( Fig. 166 View FIGURES 166–172 ).

Female postabdomen: Tergites 6–8 and sternites 6–7 wide, heavily sclerotized, without weakly sclerotized longitudinal strips. Epiproct wider than long, posterior margin sinuous, anterior margin weakly pointed, anteromedial area covered with microtomentum, without setae. Sternite 8 with a pair of round sclerites, covered with microtomentum except basal third. Hypoproct with a pair of small, irregular, weakly sclerotized patches and an unsclerotized diamond-shaped area of microtomentum with 2 setae. Spermathecae oval, about 1.25x longer than wide, heavily sclerotized, paired spermathecae fused.

Type material. Holotype ♂: CHILE: Los Lagos: Alerce Andino Natl. Pk., trail to Laguna Fría , 41°30'S 72°37'W, 400 m, dung & carrion pans, 1 Dec 2008, Kits & Marshall, debu00302799 ( MNNC) GoogleMaps . Paratypes: same data as holotype (2 ♂, 3 ♀, DEBU) GoogleMaps ; Chiloé I., 11 km NW Castro, 200 m, ravine second growth forest, FMHD#85– 948, carrion trap, 27 Dec 1984 – 1 Feb 1985, S. & J. Peck (1 ♂, FMNH) ; Biobío: Laraquete , 37°10’S 73°10’W, yellow pans, 10–25 Jan 1993, P. Salinas (1 ♀, DEBU) GoogleMaps .

Comments. The species is named after the Greek craftsman Daedalus, and is treated as a noun in apposition.


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Ontario Insect Collection, University of Guelph


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