Trichomyia mineira 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: 56-57

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Trichomyia mineira Araújo & Bravo

sp. nov.

Trichomyia mineira Araújo & Bravo  sp. nov.

( Figs. 33 A –EView FIGURES 33 A – E)

Diagnosis. R 4 + 5 complete at base; medial posterior expansion on gonocoxite, bifurcated apically; two arms of gonocoxite, the dorsal shorter than ventral, with three elongated bristles; the ventral with a row of elongate bristle on dorsal surface; ejaculatory apodeme short, twice the length of gonostylus; cercus with three apical rod-like bristles.

Description. Male. Head subcircular in frontal view. Antenna incomplete in the studied specimens; scape as long as the subspherical pedicel; 1 st flagellomere pyriform; posterior flagellomeres pyriform and eccentric ascoids 1.6 times the length of flagellomere ( Fig. 33 AView FIGURES 33 A – E). Palpus with three segments; 1 st segment with sensilla in depressed pit on medial surface; palpus formula 1.0: 0.6: 0.7 ( Fig. 33 BView FIGURES 33 A – E). Wing. R 4 + 5 complete at base; r-m and m-cu absent ( Fig. 33 CView FIGURES 33 A – E). Male terminalia: Hypandrium fused with gonocoxites with medial posterior expansion, bifurcated apically. Gonocoxites with two arms, the dorsal shorter than ventral and directed to the midline; the apex of dorsal arm with three elongated bristles; the ventral arm with a row of elongated bristle in the dorsal surface. Gonostylus digitiform. Projections in the aedeagal complex, two pair, with approximately the same length. Aedeagus ending at the same level of projections in the aedeagal complex ( Fig. 33 EView FIGURES 33 A – E). Ejaculatory apodeme short, twice the length of gonostylus. Epandrium pilose, wider than long. Cercus pilose, piriform with short apical and thick bristles. Hypoproct, sharp apex with apical micropilosity ( Fig. 33 DView FIGURES 33 A – E).

Female. Unknown.

Material examined. Brazil, Minas Gerais, Parque Estadual do Rio Doce, 40 Km and of Belo Horizonte, 14– 18.V. 1998, holotype ♂, Quate & Alexander leg. ( MZFS)

Etymology. The epithet mineira  is allusive to the type locality for this species.

Distribution. Brazil—Minas Gerais.