Poecilantrops dominicus, 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: 99

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3704.1.1

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scientific name

Poecilantrops dominicus
status

sp. nov.

Poecilantrops dominicus   sp. nov.

( Figs. 19, 181, 185, 233)

Description. As described for P. baorucensis   sp. nov., with the following differences:

Fore leg with femur usually entirely yellow to orange, occasionally brown with a diffuse yellow area apically, but not distinctly banded.

Wing with 2 white spots on CuA 1 (rarely 1 or 3).

Male postabdomen very similar to that of P. baorucensis   . Posterior lobe of postgonite slightly more pointed. Distiphallus longer, with smooth dorsal tube projecting clearly past flanking spike ( Fig. 181).

Female postabdomen as described for P. baorucensis   .

Type material. Holotype ♂: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Independencia: La Descubierta, 32 km NW, Sabana Real , 1800 m, cloud forest, carrion traps, 26 Nov – 5 Dec 1991, S. & J. Peck, debu01039226 ( DEBU)   . Paratypes: same data as holotype (12 ♂, 26 ♀, DEBU)   ; as above but trail sweep, 26 Nov 1991, Masner & Peck (1 ♀, DEBU)   ; La Descubierta, 30 km NW, Sabana Real , 1646 m, 25 Nov–5 Dec 1991, S. & J. Peck (7 ♂, DEBU)   ; as above but cloud forest, dung traps, 25 Nov–5 Dec 1991 (34 ♂, 43 ♀, DEBU)   ; as above but carrion, 25 Sep–5 Dec 1991 (7 ♀, DEBU)   ; La Vega: La Ciénega, human dung cups, 11–13 Jan 1989, S.A. Marshall (2 ♂, DEBU)   ; as above but 13– 22 Jan 1989 (1 ♂, 3 ♀, DEBU)   .

Comments. The species name refers to the Dominican Republic. It is apparently allopatric from P. baorucensis   —see that species for discussion. Like that species, P. dominicus   may also occur in Haiti where similar habitats have been conserved. There is a single specimen labelled as being from Trinidad in DEBU; it is presumably mislabelled, and it is unlikely this species occurs outside of Hispaniola.

DEBU

Ontario Insect Collection, University of Guelph