Amazunculus platypodus (Hardy)

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: 465-467

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

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scientific name

Amazunculus platypodus (Hardy)
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Amazunculus platypodus (Hardy)  

Figs 153–167 View FIGURES 153–156 View FIGURES 157–167

Dorylas (Eudorylas) platypodus Hardy, 1950: 442   , figs. 6 a–d.

Eudorylas platypodus   ; Aczél, 1952: 245.

Pipunculus (Eudorylas) platypodus   ; Hardy, 1966: 5.

Amazunculus platypodus   ; Rafael, 1986: 16, figs 1–5; De Meyer, 1996: 44; Galinkin & Rafael, 2008: 521, figs 12–13; Rodriguez & Rafael, 2012: 15; Marques & Rafael, 2018.

Redescription. Mesopleuron ( Fig. 153 View FIGURES 153–156 ) dark brown to black, mostly brown pruinose, except anepisternum grey pruinose anterodorsally; katatergite and anatergite grey pruinose. mediotergite brown pruinose. Legs ( Figs 153– 154 View FIGURES 153–156 ) dark brown to black, except apices of trochanters, extreme apices of femora and bases of tibiae yellow; femora with grey pruinescence on the posterior face. Wing ( Fig. 154–155 View FIGURES 153–156 ). Length 7.8 mm. LW/MWW = 3.5. LTC/LFC = 1.6. Membrane mostly hyaline except by basal third darkened. Abdomen ( Figs 153–154 View FIGURES 153–156 ). Dark brown to black with brown pruinescence, except tergite 1 and tergites 3–5 with interrupted bands of grey pruinescence posteriorly. Tergite 6 and sternites 6 and 7 as in Fig. 157 View FIGURES 157–167 . Terminalia. Syntergosternite 8 with a large membranous area ( Fig. 158 View FIGURES 157–167 ). Epandrium yellowish brown, very inflated. Surstyli ( Fig. 159 View FIGURES 157–167 ) yellowish brown, symmetric and fused with epandrium, with rounded apex, elongated ventrally ( Figs 160–161 View FIGURES 157–167 ). Phallic guide ( Figs 163–165 View FIGURES 157–167 ) long and curved, base distinctly expanded dorsally with apex elongated in lateral view ( Fig. 165 View FIGURES 157–167 ), about 1.6× hypandrium length. Basal processes of phallus large and pointed, surpassing posterior margin of hypandrium ( Fig. 163 View FIGURES 157–167 ). Phallus ( Figs 165–166 View FIGURES 157–167 ) with large pointed projections apically. Ejaculatory apodeme as in Fig. 167 View FIGURES 157–167 .

Female. Unknown.

Type material examined. HOLOTYPE ♂: “[ BRASIL], Amazon. [? Amazonas], 66–53 [without year and collector] [3°21'46.33"S, 65°50'37.80"W]” “ Holotype ♂ Dorilas platypodus D. E. Hardy   ” “ Holotype ” “ Dorilas (Eudorylas) platypodus Hardy, Det. 1950   , D.E. Hardy ” “ NHMUK 010863721 View Materials ” ( NHMUK) ( Fig. 156 View FIGURES 153–156 ). Additional material: “ BRASIL, Pará, C.[onceição do] Araguaia , [8°10'35.32"S, 49°26'47.49"W], 19–31.i.1983 ” “ J. A. Rafael, armadilha de Malaise” “Comparado com tipo Eudorylas platypodus (Hardy)   , J. A. Rafael—1985” “ J. Skevington Specimen #7959” (1 ♂, INPA). GoogleMaps  

Holotype condition. Antennae lost. Right eye slightly damaged. Right wing mounted in a microslide with balsam. Terminalia placed in a microvial with glycerin, both pinned upon the pin with the specimen.

Geographical distribution. Brazil: Amazonas, Pará ( Fig. 183 View FIGURES 183 ).

Habitat. This species is found in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest, collected with Malaise trap at ground level.

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Pipunculidae

Genus

Amazunculus

Loc

Amazunculus platypodus (Hardy)

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

Amazunculus platypodus

Rodriguez, H. C. & Rafael, J. A. 2012: 15
Galinkin, J. & Rafael, J. A. 2008: 521
De Meyer, M. 1996: 44
Rafael, J. A. 1986: 16
1986
Loc

Pipunculus (Eudorylas) platypodus

Hardy, D. E. 1966: 5
1966
Loc

Eudorylas platypodus

Aczel, M. 1952: 245
1952
Loc

(Eudorylas) platypodus

Hardy, D. E. 1950: 442
1950