Amazunculus claripennis Rafael & Rosa

Marques, Dayse W. A., Skevington, Jeffrey H. & Rafael, José A., 2019, Revision of the genus Amazunculus Rafael (Diptera: Pipunculidae), with description of six new species, Zootaxa 4577 (3), pp. 439-472: 449-450

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Amazunculus claripennis Rafael & Rosa
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Amazunculus claripennis Rafael & Rosa  

Figs 46–61 View FIGURES 46–50 View FIGURES 51–61

Amazunculus claripennis Rafael & Rosa, 1991: 343   , figs 26–31, 35; De Meyer, 1996: 44 (cat.); Galinkin & Rafael, 2008: 522, figs 14, 15; Rodriguez & Rafael, 2012: 14; Marques & Rafael, 2018.

Redescription. Antenna ( Fig. 48 View FIGURES 46–50 , from female paratype) with postpedicel somewhat yellow with obtuse apex. Thorax ( Figs 46–47 View FIGURES 46–50 ). Mesopleuron yellowish brown, brown pruinose, except anepisternum with grey pruinescence anterodorsally; katatergite somewhat yellow with sparse grey pruinescence. Mediotergite mostly brown pruinose. Legs ( Fig. 46 View FIGURES 46–50 ) dark brown, except apices of trochanters and femora and bases of tibiae yellow; femora with grey pruinescence on the posterior face. Wing ( Fig. 49 View FIGURES 46–50 , from female paratype). Length 8.0 mm. LTC/ LFC = 1.4. Membrane entirely hyaline. Abdomen ( Fig. 47 View FIGURES 46–50 ) dark brown to black, all tergites with interrupted bands of light brown pruinescence posteriorly. Tergite 6 and sternites 6 and 7 as in Fig. 51 View FIGURES 51–61 . Terminalia. Syntergosternite 8 with a relatively small circular membranous area ( Fig. 52 View FIGURES 51–61 ). Epandrium yellow, moderately inflated. Surstyli ( Figs 53–54 View FIGURES 51–61 ) subsymmetrical, apparently fused with epandrium, elongated ventrally but just slightly surpassing lateral margins of epandrium ( Figs 55–56 View FIGURES 51–61 ). Phallic guide ( Figs 57–59 View FIGURES 51–61 ) short, almost as long as hypandrium; sinuous in ventral view ( Fig. 58 View FIGURES 51–61 ) and with a pronounced subapical concavity in lateral view ( Fig. 59 View FIGURES 51–61 ). Hypandrium with distinct lobes near base of phallic guide ( Fig. 57 View FIGURES 51–61 ). Basal processes of phallus large, surpassing the hypandrium width ( Figs 57, 59 View FIGURES 51–61 ). Phallus with very small projections apically ( Fig. 60 View FIGURES 51–61 ). Ejaculatory apodeme as in Fig. 61 View FIGURES 51–61 .

Female known and described ( Rafael & Rosa, 1991: 343). Frons and face with grey pruinescence. Wing entirely hyaline. Abdominal tergites with interrupted bands of grey pruinescence posterolaterally. Ovipositor. OL: 1.3 mm; PL: 0.9 mm; B: 0.4 mm. Base dark brown to black, grey pruinose. Piercer yellowish brown, distal part shining and nearly straight, just slightly curved at tip.

Type material examined. HOLOTYPE ♂: “ BRASIL, Roraima, Rio Uraricoera, Ilha de Maracá , [03°25'N, 61°40'W]” “ 21–30.xi.1987, J. A. Rafael e equipe” “Armadilha Suspensa” “Holótipo Amazunculus claripennis Rafael & Rosa   " “ J. Skevington Specimen #8312” “ DIPT. 365 HOLÓTIPO” ( INPA) ( Fig. 50 View FIGURES 46–50 ) GoogleMaps   . PARATYPES: “ idem, 02–13.v.1987 ” “ J. A. Rafael, J. E. B. Brasil e L. S. Aquino ” “ Armadilha de Malaise ” “Parátipo Amazunculus claripennis Rafael & Rosa   " “ DIPT. 365 P-1” (1 ♀, INPA); “ idem, 13–23.viii.1987 ” “ J. A. Rafael, L. S. Aquino, J. F. Vidal e Elias Binda” “Armadilha suspensa” “Parátipo Amazunculus claripennis Rafael & Rosa   ” “ J. Skevington Specimen #7939” “ DIPT. 365 P-2” (1 ♀, INPA)   .

Holotype condition. Head glued on the scutum ( Fig. 46 View FIGURES 46–50 ). Antennae lost. Left wing lost; right wing folded and slightly damaged; terminalia placed in a microvial with glycerin.

Geographical distribution. This species is known only from the type locality, Roraima, Brazil ( Fig. 183 View FIGURES 183 ).

Habitat. This species was collected with Malaise traps at ground level and suspended traps in the canopy of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest.

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Pipunculidae

Genus

Amazunculus

Loc

Amazunculus claripennis Rafael & Rosa

Marques, Dayse W. A., Skevington, Jeffrey H. & Rafael, José A. 2019
2019
Loc

Amazunculus claripennis

Rodriguez, H. C. & Rafael, J. A. 2012: 14
Galinkin, J. & Rafael, J. A. 2008: 522
De Meyer, M. 1996: 44
Rafael, J. A. & Rosa, M. S. S. 1991: 343
1991