Antrops sp. B

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 : 58-59

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Antrops sp. B


Antrops sp. B

Description. Head reddish brown, occiput black, prementum and maxillary palp yellow. Mostly covered with microtomentum, ventral half of face shiny, occiput with shiny spots lateral to foramen. Ocellar bristles absent with no trace of sockets, both pairs of orbital bristles apparently present, outer vertical bristle present. Subvibrissal bristle about 0.3X length of vibrissa, anterior genal bristle about 0.25X length of vibrissa. Gena about 0.3X eye height. Labellum with 16 pseudotrachea.

Thorax black. Mostly covered with microtomentum, proepisternum shiny, anepisternum with ventromedial shiny spot covering two-thirds height and three-quarters length of sclerite, katepisternum with shiny spot behind fore coxa and posterior third shiny, meron and metapleuron shiny. Postpronotal, anterior notopleural, lateral postalar, and apical scutellar bristles with large sockets, probably long. Posterior notopleural and lateral scutellar with smaller sockets, probably short. Katepisternal, medial postalar, and posterior dorsocentral bristles short, anterior dorsocentral bristles not separable from surrounding setae, other bristles apparently absent. Thorax about two-thirds width of abdomen, scutellum very short, wing and halter absent.

Legs black, trochanters, joints, and tarsi reddish brown. Mid tibia with row of anterodorsal, 1 anteroventral, 1 posteroventral, 5 apical bristles. Hind tibia with 2 ventroapical bristles.

Abdominal tergites heavily sclerotized, black, covered with microtomentum. Sternites weakly sclerotized.

Material examined. COLOMBIA: Norte de Santander: 30 km S of Chinácota , 2438 m, dung, 10–14 May 1974, S. Peck (2 ♀, DEBU) .

Comments. This species is not described formally here, pending discovery of male specimens. Both available specimens are missing most cephalic and thoracic bristles.


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