Trichomyia anira 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: 15-17

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Trichomyia anira Araújo & Bravo

sp. nov.

Trichomyia anira Araújo & Bravo  sp. nov.

( Figs. 2 A –IView FIGURES 2 A – I)

Diagnosis. Ascoids annulated, apex of Sc unsclerotized, sc-r unsclerotized, R 4 + 5 with base unsclerotized; one pair of dorsal expansion hook-shaped on gonocoxite; one pair of sclerotized projection of aedeagal complex, lanceolate in the apex and fused U-shaped basally; cercus with an expansion with apical bristles.

Description. Male. Head subcircular in frontal view. Antenna with scape subcylindrical; pedicel subspherical; flagellomeres piriform and eccentric; ascoids 1.8 times as long as the length of flagellomere, annulated ( Fig. 2 BView FIGURES 2 A – I). 13 th flagellomere subcylindrical with terminal apiculus separated by a suture ( Fig. 2 CView FIGURES 2 A – I). Palpus three segmented; first segment with sensilla in depressed pit on medial surface; palpus formula 1.0: 0.6: 0.6 ( Fig. 2 AView FIGURES 2 A – I). Wing. apex of Sc unsclerotized, sc-r unsclerotized, R 4 + 5 with base unsclerotized; r-m and m-cu absent ( Fig. 2 EView FIGURES 2 A – I). Male terminalia: Hypandrium and gonocoxites fused with one pair of dorsal expansion hook-shaped, with thin tip. Arm of gonocoxite digitiform with an elongated bristle laterobasal. Gonostylus lightly sclerotized, articulated ventrally to gonocoxite, bare and with expanded base ( Figs. 2 H, 2 IView FIGURES 2 A – I). Aedeagal complex with one pair of sclerotized projection, fused at apex, L-shaped and fused basally, U-shaped, involving the aedeagus. Aedeagus expanded apically. Ejaculatory apodeme long, 1.6 times the length of gonostylus ( Fig. 2 GView FIGURES 2 A – I). Epandrium longer than wide ( Figs. 2 F, 2 IView FIGURES 2 A – I). Cercus digitiform with an expansion with five apical bristles with curved apex ( Fig. 2 DView FIGURES 2 A – I). Hypoproct tapering with apical micropilosity ( Fig. 2 FView FIGURES 2 A – I).

Female. Unknown.

Material examined. Brazil, Amazonas, Manacapuru, Cajatuba, Km 69 /3, 09.X. 1998, holotype ♂, without name of colector. ( MZFS); 42 paratypes: 18 ♂, same locality and data as holotype ( MZFS); 1 ♂, same locality as holotype, Km6, 24– 29.X. 1997, without name of colector. ( MZFS); 6 ♂, same locality as holotype, 20.IV. 1998, R.Q.,R.N.,P.E. (sic.) leg. ( MZFS); 5 ♂, Amazonas, Manaus, Reserva Ducke, 26–31.VIII. 2011, M.X. Araújo leg. ( MZFS); 7 ♂, Amazonas, Pres. Figueiredo, Pitinga, 15.XIII. 1998, R.Q.,L.M.C. leg.( MZFS); 1 ♂, Amazonas, Pitinga, R. dos Paturis, 02–04.VI. 1998, without name of colector. ( MZFS); 2 ♂, Roraima, Pitinga, 13–15.XII. 1997, RQ.,R.N.,P.E. (sic.) leg. ( MZFS); 2 ♂, Pará, Novo Repartimento, Vic. Bandeirante, Ramal dos sem terra, 22.VIII. 1998, without name of colector ( MZFS).

Etymology. From tupi, anira  = ring, refers to annular appearance of ascoids.

Distribution. Brazil—Amazonas, Roraima, Pará.