Coniceromyia neofusca, Ament & Amorim, 2016

Ament, Danilo César & Amorim, Dalton De Souza, 2016, Taxonomic revision of Coniceromyia Borgmeier (Diptera: Phoridae), with the description of three new species from Brazil, Zootaxa 4086 (1), pp. 1-87 : 46

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Coniceromyia neofusca

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Coniceromyia neofusca   , sp. nov.

( Figs. 105–108 View FIGURES 105 – 108 , 175 View FIGURES 174 – 190 , 227 View FIGURES 227 – 238 , 294 View FIGURES 294 – 297 )

Diagnosis (male). Hypopygial left epandrial process with dorsal medially directed lobe and a ventral lobe; first flagellomere globular.

Material examined. Holotype   : ♂, Espírito Santo: Santa Teresa , xi.1928, O. Conde col. ( MZSP). Paratypes   : 8 ♂, same data as holotype   ; 1 ♂, Espírito Santo: Lagoa , 5.x.1928, O. Conde col. ( MZSP)   ; 1♂, Rio de Janeiro , Nova Friburgo, 22.29ºS, 42.54ºW, iv.1999, Sweeping, M. Erthal col. ( LACM). GoogleMaps  

Description. Male. Body length, 1.6–1.7 mm. Head. Frons dark brown, sparsely setulose, with well-defined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 brown, pubescent, globular. Arista apical, pubescent. Palpus yellow; two genal setae. Thorax. Scutum and scutellum dark brown, pleural regions brown; anepisternum bare. Legs yellowishbrown. Foretibia with two dorsal setae and anterodorsal row of strong setulae. Foremetatarsus with anteroapical setulose process, anterior excavation, and seta at base of anteroapical process ( Fig. 175 View FIGURES 174 – 190 ). Hind femur not swollen (height/length ratio, 0.31), with posteroventral group of tiny blunt setulae with semicircular distribution, tapering toward ventral margin—dorsal setulae thicker ( Figs. 294 View FIGURES 294 – 297 ). Hind tibia with one dorsal seta. Wing ( Fig. 227 View FIGURES 227 – 238 ). Costa swollen, 0.37 of the wing length; M1 concave, curved posteriorly at apex; M2 slightly concave, antero-posterior distance between M2 and CuA1 at CuA1 apex about the same distance between M1 and M2 at the same level; CuA1 sinuous. Halter white. Abdomen. Tergites dark brown, with lighter posterior band. Hypopygium brown ( Figs. 105– 108 View FIGURES 105 – 108 ). Epandrium covered with microtrichia mostly dorsally; dorsal suture of epandrium absent, left suture present. Left epandrial process with a ventral and a dorsal medially directed lobe. Two left subepandrial processes: a setulose distal process connected to ventral lobe of epandrium ( Figs. 106 and 108 View FIGURES 105 – 108 , black arrow) and a basal elevation with four long setae ( Figs. 106 and 108 View FIGURES 105 – 108 , white arrow). Hypoproct with two setae. Hypandrium without projections.

Geographical distribution. Brazil, Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro States.  

Comments. See comments under Coniceromyia fusca   and C. affinis   .


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