Trichomyia caipora 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: 38-39

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Trichomyia caipora Araújo & Bravo

sp. nov.

Trichomyia caipora Araújo & Bravo  sp. nov.

( Figs. 19 A –EView FIGURES 19 A – E)

Diagnosis. R 4 + 5 complete at base; two pairs of sclerotized projections in the aedeagal complex; one with curved tip directed medially and one with fork shaped; ejaculatory apodeme short, 0.6 times the length of gonostylus; epandrium with lateroapical expansions with bristles.

Description. Male. Head subcircular in frontal view. Antenna incomplete in the studied specimens; scape subcylindrical; pedicel subspherical; flagellomeres pyriform and eccentric ( Fig. 19 AView FIGURES 19 A – E); ascoids not visualized. Palpus three segmented; first segment with sensilla in depressed pit on medial surface; palpus formula 1.0: 0.6: 0.5 ( Fig. 19 BView FIGURES 19 A – E). Wing. R 4 + 5 complete at base; r-m present and m-cu absent ( Fig. 19 CView FIGURES 19 A – E). Male terminalia: Hypandrium and gonocoxites fused. Arm of gonocoxite curved with basal and apical bristles, expanded base. Gonostylus slightly sclerotized, articulated ventrally to gonocoxite, bare, curved and apically truncate. Aedeagal complex with two pairs of sclerotized projections; one pair with curved tip directed medially and one pair with fork shaped. Aedeagus filiform ending at midlle of projections in the aedeagal complex ( Fig. 19 EView FIGURES 19 A – E). Ejaculatory apodeme short, 0.6 times the length of gonostylus. Epandrium longer than wide, with lateroapical expansions with bristles. Cercus pilose and subovalares. Hypoproct with apical micropilosity ( Fig. 19 DView FIGURES 19 A – E).

Female. Unknown.

Material examined. Brazil, Pará, Barbarena, Est. Caripi, Km 4, 24.X. 1997, holotype ♂, without name of collector ( MZFS); 5 paratypes: 3 ♂, Amazonas, Manacapuru, Km 75, 25– 27.VII. 1997, without name of collector ( MZFS); 1 ♂, Pará, Novo Repartimento, Vic. Bandeirante, Sítio pedro Roqueta, 19.VIII. 1998, without name of collector ( INPA); 1 ♂, Roraima, Pitinga, 13–15.XII. 1997, RQ, RN, PE leg. ( INPA)

Etymology. The specific name is a noun in aposition taken from the Amazonian folklore. " Caipora  " is a small entity, whose protects the forest.

Distribution. Brazil—Amazonas, Pará, Roraima.


Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia