Trichomyia rondonensis 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: 20-21

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Trichomyia rondonensis Araújo & Bravo

sp. nov.

Trichomyia rondonensis Araújo & Bravo  sp. nov.

( Figs. 5 A –EView FIGURES 5 A – E)

Diagnosis. Apex of Sc unsclerotized; inflated sclerotized gonostylus; two pairs of subtriangular projections in the aedeagal complex, which together form a sheath covering the other two. Aedeagus bifid, divergent; ejaculatory apodeme 1.5 times the length of gonostylus.

Description. Male. Head subcircular in frontal view. Antenna incomplete in the studied specimens; scape subcylindrical and pedicel subspherical; flagellomeres pyriform; ascoids 1.2 times the length of flagellomere ( Fig. 5 AView FIGURES 5 A – E). Palpus formula 1.0: 0.6: 0.7 ( Fig. 5 BView FIGURES 5 A – E). Wing. Apex of Sc unsclerotized, R 4 + 5 complete at base; M 2 not reaching M 1, M 3 with base unsclerotized, r-m and m-cu absent ( Fig. 5 CView FIGURES 5 A – E). Male terminalia: Hypandrium fused with gonocoxites, with medial posterior expansion. Arm of gonocoxite pilose with bristles along the medial margin. Gonostylus inflated, slightly trifurcate, sclerotized, articulated ventrally at gonocoxite. Two pairs of projections in the aedeagal complex, the dorsal subtriangular, fused, membranous, covering the aedeagus and the other projections in the aedeagal complex, divergent. Aedeagus bifid, divergent. Ejaculatory apodeme 1.5 times the length of gonostylus ( Fig. 5 DView FIGURES 5 A – E). Epandrium pilose, apically wider. Cercus pilose, subtriangular in ventral view. Hypoproct with apical micropilosity ( Fig. 5 EView FIGURES 5 A – E).

Female. Unknown.

Material examined. Brazil, Rondônia, Caucalândia, 200km SSE of Porto Velho, 25.V –06.VI. 98, holotype ♂, L.W. Quate leg. ( MZFS); 1 paratype ♂, same locality, date and colector as holotype ( MZFS).

Etymology. The epithet rondonensis  is based on the type locality.

Distribution. Brazil —Rondônia