Amazunculus deargentatus Galinkin & Rafael

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: 452-454

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4577.3.2

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Amazunculus deargentatus Galinkin & Rafael
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Amazunculus deargentatus Galinkin & Rafael  

Figs 78–92 View FIGURES 78–82 View FIGURES 83–92

Amazunculus deargentatus Galinkin & Rafael, 2008: 521   , figs 12–13; Rodriguez & Rafael, 2012: 14; Marques & Rafael, 2018.

Redescription. Antenna ( Fig. 80 View FIGURES 78–82 ). Postpedicel light brown with obtuse apex. Thorax ( Figs 78–79 View FIGURES 78–82 ). Mesopleuron dark brown to black, brown pruinose; laterotergite grey pruinose. Mediotergite brown pruinose. Legs ( Fig. 78 View FIGURES 78–82 ) dark brown, except apices of trochanters and femora, and basal halves of tibiae yellow; tarsi darker; femora with grey pruinescence on posterior face. Wing ( Fig. 81 View FIGURES 78–82 ). Length 8.2 mm. LW/MWW = 3.5. LTC/LFC = 1.3. Membrane entirely light brown infuscated. Abdomen ( Fig. 79 View FIGURES 78–82 ). Dark brown, all tergites with bands of grey pruinescence posterolaterally. Tergite 6 and sternites 6 and 7 as in Fig. 83 View FIGURES 83–92 . Terminalia. Syntergosternite 8 with moderately large circular membranous area ( Fig. 84 View FIGURES 83–92 ). Epandrium brown and slightly inflated ( Fig. 85 View FIGURES 83–92 ). Surstyli ( Fig. 85 View FIGURES 83–92 ) brown; fused with epandrium, elongated, distinctly projected ventrally towards epandrium, wider dorsally than ventrally in lateral view ( Figs 86–87 View FIGURES 83–92 ). Phallic guide ( Figs 88–90 View FIGURES 83–92 ) elongated and curved, somewhat conical in dorsal and ventral views ( Figs 88–89 View FIGURES 83–92 ), about 1.8× the hypandrium length. Basal processes of phallus inconspicuous, very short, much narrower than hypandrium and far from reaching hypandrium margin. Phallus with apex heavily sclerotized, with two convergent small projections apically ( Fig. 91 View FIGURES 83–92 ). Ejaculatory apodeme as in Fig. 92 View FIGURES 83–92 .

Female. Unknown.

Type material. HOLOTYPE ♂: “ BRASIL, Amazonas , Manaus, R.[eserva] Ducke, [2°55'48.7"S, 59°58'30.6" W], 09.ix.1986, Ulysses [Barbosa], Luis [Aquino]” “Holótipo ♂, Amazunculus deargentatus Galinkin & Rafael   ” “ DIPT. 519 Hol.[ótipo]” ( INPA) ( Fig. 82 View FIGURES 78–82 ). GoogleMaps  

Holotype condition. Left postpedicel lost; lower part of head damaged. Right wing detached, mounted on microslide. Terminalia placed in a microvial with glycerin.

Geographical distribution. This species is known only from the type locality, Amazonas, Brazil ( Fig. 182 View FIGURES 182 ).

Habitat. This species was collected in a reserve located close to Manaus (Amazonas, Brazil), that is covered by typical dryland evergreen tropical forest.

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Pipunculidae

Genus

Amazunculus

Loc

Amazunculus deargentatus Galinkin & Rafael

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

Amazunculus deargentatus

Rodriguez, H. C. & Rafael, J. A. 2012: 14
Galinkin, J. & Rafael, J. A. 2008: 521
2008