Psychoda zetoscota Quate, 1959

Bravo, Freddy, Cordeiro, Danilo & Chagas, Cinthia, 2006, Two new species and new records of Psychoda Latreille (Diptera: Psychodidae: Psychodinae) from Brazil, with comments on supraspecific classification of the genus, Zootaxa 1298, pp. 1-15 : 7-8

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Psychoda zetoscota Quate, 1959


Psychoda zetoscota Quate, 1959 View in CoL ( Figs. 9–18 View FIGURES 9 – 18 )

Psychoda zetoscota Quate, 1959b: 214 View in CoL –215

Material examided. BRAZIL, Bahia, Cachoeira (Fzda Villa Rial, 15°09´S 39° 32´W), 2 males, 14.V.2004, F. Bravo (MZUEFS); 2 females same locality and collector, 24.V.2004 (MZUEFS); 3 females, same locality and collector 20.VII.2004 (MZUEFS); 3 females, Senhor do Bonfim, Serra da Maravilha (Fzda Zumbi, 12°23´S 40°12´W), 05.VII.2005, R. Vieira & E. Souza ( PPBIO 201010201 # 1123, 1124) (MZUEFS).

Diagnosis. Antenna with 13 flagellomeres, 12 and 13 fused; wing with R3 and M2 incomplete, gonostylus curved inward; subgenital plate rectangular with moderate apical concavity.

Male description. Eye bridge with 4 facet rows ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ); eyes separated by 1.0 facet diameter ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ); antenna with 13 flagellomeres, 1st–10th nodiform ( Figs. 9–11 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ), 11th–13th reduced, 12th–13th fused ( Fig. 11 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ); scape cylindrical, 1.2X length of pedicel ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ); pedicel spherical ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ); ascoids lost in preparation. Palpus formula = 1.0:1.1:1.2:1.5 ( Fig. 10 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ). Labellum with 4 apical teeth ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ). Wing with short Sc; radial fork apical to medial fork; radial and medial forks incomplete ( Fig. 13 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ). Male terminalia ( Figs. 14–17 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ). Gonostylus with pointed and curved apex. Tergite 9 rectangular, with pseudospiracular opening ( Fig. 17 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ). Cercus long, 1.5X length of gonostylus, with 1 apical tenaculum paramere curved basally, ending before apex of aedeagus; aedeagal apodeme 1.5X length of aedeagus, slender.

Female ( Fig. 18 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ). Described by Quate (1959b). Subgenital plate (S8) rectangular with moderate apical concavity. Genital digit present.

Comments. In this paper, a male of P. z e t o s c o t a is described for the first time. The description of the female of P. z e t o s c o t a by Quate (1959b) allows the identification of the female specimens of this species from Brazil. The males of P. zetoscota could be associated with the females of this species because they have the same pattern of wing venation and a similar format for the apical flagellomeres, labellum, and eye bridge. This species has a wide distribution in the Neotropics, with records from Panama to northeastern Brazil, as well as a collection from the Lesser Antilles, near Venezuela. This species was collected in the tropical rain forest of Bahia, near the Atlantic Ocean (Cachoeira), and in the inner tropical semi­deciduous forest of Bahia (Senhor do Bonfim). This species is probably present in the Amazon region.

Collection. All the specimens were collected with a light trap.

Distribution. Panama, Trinidad, Brazil (Cachoeira, Senhor do Bonfím, new records).














Psychoda zetoscota Quate, 1959

Bravo, Freddy, Cordeiro, Danilo & Chagas, Cinthia 2006

Psychoda zetoscota

Quate 1959: 214
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