Trichomyia grossa 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: 47-48

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Trichomyia grossa Araújo & Bravo

sp. nov.

Trichomyia grossa Araújo & Bravo  sp. nov.

( Figs. 26 A –FView FIGURES 26 A – F)

Diagnosis. R 4 + 5 complete at base; lanceolate expansion on gonocoxite; two pairs of projections in the aedeagal complex, sclerotized medial and shorter than lateral; ejaculatory apodeme 1.5 the length of lateral projection of aedeagal complex.

Description. Male. Head subcircular in frontal view. Antenna incomplete in the studied specimens; scape shorter than pedicel; pedicel subspherical; basal flagellomeres pyriform and eccentric; ascoids 1.3 times the length of flagellomere ( Fig. 26 AView FIGURES 26 A – F). Palpus with three segments; 1 st segment with sensilla in depressed pit on medial surface; palpus formula 1.0: 0.5: 0.6 ( Fig. 26 BView FIGURES 26 A – F). Wing. R 4 + 5 complete at base; r-m and m-cu absent ( Fig. 26 CView FIGURES 26 A – F). Male terminalia: Hypandrium fused with gonocoxites with lanceolate ventral expansion ( Fig. 26 FView FIGURES 26 A – F). Gonocoxites with posterior arm subrectangular in lateral view with a row of basal bristles ( Figs. 26 D, 26 FView FIGURES 26 A – F). Gonostylus articulated to gonocoxite basally, bare, with apex directed dowward. Projections in the aedeagal complex, two pairs, sclerotized medial and smaller than lateral. Aedeagus ending after the apex of medial projection of aedeagal complex. Ejaculatory apodeme 1.5 the length of lateral projection of aedeagal complex. Epandrium pilose, subrectangular ( Fig. 26 EView FIGURES 26 A – F). Cercus pilose ( Figs. 26 D, 26 EView FIGURES 26 A – F), subelliptical in lateral view, larger basally than apically. Epiproct shorter than hypoproct, both with apical micropilosity ( Fig. 26 DView FIGURES 26 A – F).

Female. Unknown.

Material examined. Brazil, Bahia, Porto Seguro, Estação Vera Cruz, holotype ♂, 05.XII. 2002, F. Bravo leg. ( MZFS).

Etymology. The epithet grossa  refers to the shape of arm of gonocoxite.

Distribution. Brazil—Bahia.