Antrops sp. C

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 : 59

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Antrops sp. C


Antrops sp. C

Description. Head dark brown, frons, first flagellomere, and maxillary palp brown. Occiput with a shiny spot on either side of foramen, frons shiny medially with microtomentum covering orbital plates and extending to bases of interfrontal setae, face mostly shiny with microtomentum on lunule, gena covered with microtomentum. Ocellar bristles at level of median ocellus, posterior orbital and outer vertical bristles absent. Subvibrissal and anterior genal bristles not developed. Gena about 0.5X eye height. Occiput strongly rounded.

Thorax black. Mostly covered with microtomentum, proepisternum shiny, anepisternum with microtomentum along dorsal third and posterior quarter of sclerite, katepisternum with shiny spot behind fore coxa and with posterior portion above mid coxa shiny, meron and metapleuron shiny. Lateral postalar and apical scutellar bristles long, postpronotal, notopleural, and katepisternal bristles short, other bristles absent or indistinguishable from surrounding setae. Scutellum very short, wing and halter absent.

Legs black, trochanters reddish brown, tarsi dark brown. Mid tibia with 1 anteroventral, 5 apical bristles. Hind tibia with 2 ventroapical bristles.

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

Material examined. VENEZUELA: Mérida: Mérida Telef., Est. La Aguada , 3460 m, treeline moss forest, FMHD#89–47, carrion traps, 23–29 Jun 1989, S. & J. Peck (1 ♀, FMNH) .

Comments. This species is not described formally here, pending discovery of male specimens. It is very similar to A. guaramacalensis , but seems to be distinct from that species.


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