Antrops coniobaptos, 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 : 53-54

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Antrops coniobaptos

sp. nov.

Antrops coniobaptos View in CoL sp. nov.

( Figs. 71–72 View FIGURES 71–78 , 211 View FIGURES 204–212 )

Description. Head black, frons, antenna and prementum dark brown, maxillary palp brown. Occiput shiny medially, with microtomentum along lateral and dorsal margins, frons mostly shiny with microtomentum on orbital plates, gena covered with microtomentum, face mostly covered with microtomentum, lunule and ventral third shiny. Ocellar bristles present (left bristle absent in holotype), at level of anterior margin of median ocellus, both orbital bristles present, outer vertical bristle much shorter and thinner than inner vertical bristle. Subvibrissal and anterior genal bristles less than 0.25X length of vibrissa. Gena about 0.25X eye height. Labellum with 12 pseudotrachea.

Thorax black, shiny dorsally, scutum with microtometum at base of posterior notopleural bristle and between postalar bristle and scutellum, proepisternum covered with microtomentum, anepisternum with microtomentum at and below level of spiracle, covering katepisternum except shiny spot behind fore coxa, meron, anepimeron, and laterotergite shiny medially with microtomentum around margins, metapleuron covered with microtomentum. Anterior notopleural, lateral postalar, and apical scutellar bristles long, postpronotal, posterior notopleural, and basal scutellar bristles short, other bristles absent or indistinguishable from surrounding setae. Scutellum very short, wing and halter absent.

Legs black, trochanters, extreme bases of femora, and tarsi orange. Fore basotarsomere with a thin spur in male. Mid tibia with anteroventral and posteroventral bristles, 6 apical bristles. Hind tibia with 1 ventroapical bristle.

Abdomen with tergites very wide, strongly convex. Tergites and sternites heavily sclerotized, black, shiny.

Male postabdomen: Sternite 5 broad, posterior margin about half as wide as anterior, with detached lateral lobes, anterior apodeme long, broad, without keel. Surstylus narrow, relatively long ( Fig. 72 View FIGURES 71–78 ). Pregonite small, distinct. Postgonite with lobes widely separated, anterior lobe narrow, rounded, posterior lobe broader, pointed. Basiphallus without distinct epiphallus or preepiphallus. Distiphallus with a slightly curved, smooth dorsal tube ( Fig. 71 View FIGURES 71–78 ).

Female unknown.

Type material. Holotype ♂: BOLIVIA: Cochabamba: along Hwy. 7, 17°14.28'S 65°53.37'W, 3303 m, pine gardens, FMHD#93–186, bait trap (squid carrion), 19 Nov 1993, Parrillo & Rojas, debu01042076 ( FMNH) GoogleMaps . Paratype: same data as holotype (1 ♂, FMNH) GoogleMaps .

Comments. The species name is derived from the Greek konios (dust) + baptos (dipped), referring to the microtomentose ventral parts of this species contrasting with the shiny dorsal areas. This distinctive feature is shared only with A. siberia sp. nov. These two species occur within the same province of Bolivia and are fairly similar, but can be distinguished by the characters given in the key.


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