Trichomyia spinicauda Araújo & Bravo,

Araújo, Maíra Xavier & Bravo, Freddy, 2016, Description of fourty four new species, taxonomic notes and identification key to Neotropical Trichomyia Haliday in Curtis (Diptera: Psychodidae, Trichomyiinae), Zootaxa 4130 (1), pp. 1-76: 68-69

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http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4130.1.1

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scientific name

Trichomyia spinicauda Araújo & Bravo
status

sp. nov.

Trichomyia spinicauda Araújo & Bravo  sp. nov.

( Figs. 42 A –FView FIGURES 42 A – F)

Diagnosis. R 4 + 5 complete at base; r-m present; hypandrium fused with gonocoxites and with a medial posterior expansion, rounded apically; arm of gonocoxites directed upward with rod-like bristles on inner apex; ejaculatory apodeme 1.6 times the length of gonostylus.

Description. Male. Head subcircular in frontal view. Antenna incomplete in the studied specimens; scape about the same length as the subspherical pedicel; basal flagellomeres pyriform and eccentric; paired ascoids on each flagellomere, C-shaped, 1.3 times the length of flagellomere ( Fig. 42 AView FIGURES 42 A – F). Palpus with three segments; 1 st segment with sensilla in depressed pit on medial surface; palpus formula 1.0: 0.6: 0.6 ( Fig. 42 BView FIGURES 42 A – F). Wing. R 4 + 5 complete at base; r-m present; m-cu absent ( Fig. 42 DView FIGURES 42 A – F). Male terminalia: Hypandrium fused with gonocoxites, with a medial posterior apically rounded expansion ( Fig. 42 EView FIGURES 42 A – F). Arm of gonocoxites directed upward with rod-like bristles in the inner apex and a group of small and thick bristles on the base of arm ( Figs. 42 E, 42 CView FIGURES 42 A – F). Gonostylus articulated to gonocoxite at the middle, bare, with apex directed upward. Aedeagal complex with two pairs of projections, the dorsal thinner than the subtriangular ventral projection. Aedeagus bifid ending before the apex of ventral projections in the aedeagal complex ( Fig. 42 EView FIGURES 42 A – F). Ejaculatory apodeme 1.6 times the length of gonostylus. Epandrium pilose, subrectangular ( Fig. 42 FView FIGURES 42 A – F). Cercus pilose with truncated apex in lateral view and a row of few, short and thick bristles ( Figs. 42 E, 42 FView FIGURES 42 A – F). Hypoproct with apical micropilosity ( Fig. 42 FView FIGURES 42 A – F).

Female. Unknown.

Material examined. Brazil, Bahia, Coração de Maria municipality, holotype ♂, 14.VIII. 2002, F. Bravo leg. ( MZFS); 3 paratypes: 1 ♂, same locality and collector than holotype 18.XII. 2003 ( MZFS); 1 ♂ same locality of holotype, 18.XII. 2003, I. Castro leg. ( MZFS); 1 ♂ same locality of holotype, 02.XI. 2003, I. Castro leg. ( MZFS).

Etymology. From Latim, cauda, meaning tail; extreme part, and spina, spine; thorn referring to the arrangement of bristles at apex of arm of gonocoxite.

Distribution. Brazil—Bahia.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Psychodidae

Genus

Trichomyia