Trichomyia cerdosa 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: 39

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Trichomyia cerdosa Araújo & Bravo

sp. nov.

Trichomyia cerdosa Araújo & Bravo  sp. nov.

( Figs. 20 A –HView FIGURES 20 A – H)

Diagnosis. Arm of gonocoxites S-shaped in lateral view with a tuft of elongated apical bristles; one pair of elongated projections in the aedeagal complex with lanceolate apex; ejaculatory apodeme short, 0.3 times the length of gonostylus; cercus with apical bristles, spatulate.

Description. Male. Head subcircular in frontal view. Antenna incomplete in the studied specimens; scape subcylindrical as long as the subspherical pedicel; basal flagellomeres pyriform, asymmetric ( Fig. 20 AView FIGURES 20 A – H); 13 th flagellomere subcylindrical with terminal apiculus separated by suture ( Fig. 20 HView FIGURES 20 A – H); ascoids 1.6 times the length of flagellomere ( Fig. 20 CView FIGURES 20 A – H). Palpus with three segments; 1 st segment with sensilla in depressed pit on medial surface; palpus formula 1.0: 0.6: 0.5 ( Fig. 20 BView FIGURES 20 A – H). Wing. R 4 + 5 incomplete at base; r-m and m-cu absent ( Fig. 20 DView FIGURES 20 A – H). Male terminalia: Hypandrium fused with gonocoxites. Arm of gonocoxites S-shaped in lateral view with a tuft of elongate apical bristles ( Fig. 20 FView FIGURES 20 A – H). Gonostylus articulated ventrally to gonocoxite, almost as long as the lobe of the gonocoxite in lateral view, bare ( Figs. 20 F, 20 GView FIGURES 20 A – H). One pair of elongate projections in the aedeagal complex, with lanciform apex. Aedeagus ending before the apex of projections in the aedeagal complex ( Fig. 20 FView FIGURES 20 A – H). Ejaculatory apodeme in lateral view short, 0.3 times the length of lobe of gonostylus. Epandrium pilose, longer than wide. Cercus pilose, piriform in lateral view with four apical bristles, spatulate ( Fig. 20 GView FIGURES 20 A – H). Hypoproct with apical micropilosity ( Fig. 20 EView FIGURES 20 A – H).

Female. Unknown.

Material examined. Brazil, Bahia, Ituberá municipality, 12.VI. 2002, holotype ♂, F. Bravo ( MZFS); 2 paratypes: 1 ♂, same locality and collector as holotype, 01.VII. 2003 ( MZFS); 1 ♂, Brazil, Bahia, Cachoeira, Fazenda Villa Rial, F. Bravo leg. 24.V. 2004 ( MZFS).

Etymology. The epithet cerdosa  is allusive to the large quantity of bristles on the arm of gonocoxite.

Distribution. Brazil—Bahia.