Antrops podocarpus, 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 : 56-57

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Antrops podocarpus

sp. nov.

Antrops podocarpus View in CoL sp. nov.

( Figs. 76–78 View FIGURES 71–78 , 212 View FIGURES 204–212 )

Description. Head dark brown, occiput black, first flagellomere and maxillary palp yellow. Mostly covered with microtomentum, frons with a shiny V-shaped spot, reaching from lateral ocelli to ptilinal suture, ventral third of face shiny. Ocellar and outer vertical bristles short, about 0.5X length of postocellar bristles, ocellar bristles just anterior to median ocellus, both pairs of orbital bristles present. Subvibrissal and anterior genal bristles about 0.4X length of vibrissa. Gena about 0.3X eye height. Labellum with 20 pseudotrachea.

Thorax black, mostly covered with microtomentum. Anepisternum with ventromedial shiny spot covering half height of sclerite, meron and metapleron shiny. Postpronotal, anterior notopleural, lateral postalar, apical scutellar, and katepisternal bristles long, lateral scutellar bristles about half length, posterior notopleural, medial postalar, and posterior postsutural dorsocentral bristles about quarter length, other bristles absent. Scutellum nearly fused with scutum, wing and halter absent.

Legs black, trochanters and tarsi brown. Mid tibia with 1 anteroventral, 1 posteroventral, and 4 apical bristles. Hind tibia with 2 ventroapical bristles.

Abdomen relatively large, much wider than thorax, syntergite 1+2 longer than thorax. Tergites black, heavily sclerotized, covered with microtomentum. Male with sternites 2–4 black, heavily sclerotized, covered with microtomentum, female with sternites 2–5 moderately sclerotized, covered with microtomentum.

Male postabdomen: Sternite 5 with lateral margins slightly rounded, posterior margin notched medially, sides of notch parallel, anterior apodeme long, reaching segment 2, without keel ( Fig. 76 View FIGURES 71–78 ). Surstylus bilobed, posterior lobe longer, both broadly rounded ( Fig. 78 View FIGURES 71–78 ). Pregonite large, not fused with postgonite. Postgonite with lobes indistinct, posterior lobe pointed, anterior lobe truncate. Basiphallus without epiphallus, preepiphallus short, transparent. Distiphallus simple, with a stout spinose dorsal tube, ventral sclerites heavily sclerotized ( Fig. 77 View FIGURES 71–78 ).

Female postabdomen: Tergites 6–7 heavily sclerotized, shiny along anterior and lateral margins, not sclerotized medially, with 3 posterior weakly sclerotized strips. Tergite 8 with microtomentum covering posterior half. Epiproct with long parallel anterior arms, covered with microtomentum posteriorly, with 1 pair of setae. Tergites 6–7 heavily sclerotized, shiny along anterior and lateral margins, not sclerotized medially, with 2 posterior weakly sclerotized strips. Sclerites of tergite 8 subrectangular, posterior third with microtomentum and setae. Hypoproct trapezoidal, covered with microtomentum. Spermathecae barrel-shaped, annulated, about 1.5X longer than wide, apical and basal invaginations meeting medially, sclerotized duct about as long as spermathecae.

Type material. Holotype ♂: Loja: Cajanuma, Podocarpus Natl. Pk., trail Los Miradores , 3000m, blue pan traps, 20–27 Feb 2009, Pollet & De Braekeleer, debu00353764 ( UTPL) . Paratypes: same data as holotype (1 ♂, UTPL) ; as above but yellow pan traps (2 ♀, DEBU, UTPL) ; as above but red pan traps, 16–20 Feb 2009 (2 ♀, DEBU, UTPL) ; as above but blue pan traps (1 ♀, UTPL) ; as above but 27 Feb–5 Mar 2009 (1 ♀, UTPL) ; as above but trail Bosque Nublado, 20–27 Feb 2009, yellow pan traps (3 ♀, DEBU, UTPL) .

Comments. The species name refers to the type locality and should be treated as a noun in apposition.


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