Coniceromyia auristriata Borgmeier

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 : 13-16

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Coniceromyia auristriata Borgmeier


Coniceromyia auristriata Borgmeier View in CoL

( Figs. 27–30 View FIGURES 27 – 30 , 146 View FIGURES 139 – 157 , 198 View FIGURES 191 – 202 , 257 View FIGURES 252 – 257 )

Coniceromyia auristriata Borgmeier, 1963b: 458 View in CoL , figs. 6, 15.

Diagnosis (male). Wing vein M1 curved anteriorly at apex, M2 with two sinuousities along its length. Left epandrial process without conspicuous projections, except for a subepandrial elevation bearing large setae and a subepandrial transversal elevation.

Material examined. Holotype, ♂, MEXICO : Jalapa: Vera Cruz , 1–6.viii.1961, R . K. Dreisbach col. ( USNM). Paratypes: 2♂, same data as holotype. New material: COLOMBIA : 4♂, Valle de Cauca: PNN Farallones de Cali. Anchicaya , 3.43°N, 76.80°W, 900 m, 21.xi–19.xii.2000, Malaise trap, S. Sarria col. ( LACM); COSTA RICA GoogleMaps : 1♂, Puntarenas: 3km SW Rincon , 8.68ºN, 83.48ºW, vii-ix.1990, Malaise trap, 10 m, P. Hanson col. ( LACM) GoogleMaps ; 1♂, Alajuela: R.B. San Ramón , 10.22ºN, 84.62ºW, 23.xi.1994 GoogleMaps – 27.i.1995, Malaise trap, 800m, G. Carballo col. (LACM); 1♂, Limón: 7km SW Bribri , 9.58ºN, 82.88ºW, xii.1989 GoogleMaps – ii.1990, Malaise trap, 50m, P. Hanson col. (LACM); 1♂, San José: Zurquí de Moravia , 10.05ºN, 84.02ºW, iv–v.1993, Malaise trap, 1600m, P. Hanson col. ( LACM) GoogleMaps ; 1♂, Cartago: La Cangreja , 9.8ºN, 83.97ºW, vii.1991, Malaise trap, 1950m, P. Hanson col. ( LACM) GoogleMaps ; 1♂, Guanacaste: Estación Pitilla , 11ºN, 85.43ºW, v.1989, Malaise trap, 600m, P. Hanson col. ( LACM) ; 1♂, Heredia: La Selva Biol. Stn. , 10.43ºN, 84.02ºW, 6–11.vii.1993, Malaise trap, B. Brown & D. Feener col. ( LACM); HONDURAS GoogleMaps : 1♂, El Paraleo Yuscaran: Cerro Monteserrat , 23.v.1993, R. Cave col. ( LACM); MEXICO : 1♂, Veracruz: Los Tuxtlas , 18.50ºN, 95.17ºW, 17–, Malaise trap, L. Wilson & J. Wooley col. ( LACM); PANAMA GoogleMaps : 4 ♂, Canal Zone , Barro Colorado Is., 9.17°N, 79.83°W, 20–27.iv.1994, Malaise trap, J. Pickering col. ( LACM) GoogleMaps ; 1♂, San Blas Nusagandi Reserve , 9.33ºN, 79.0ºW, 9–16.vii.1994, Malaise trap, J. Pickering col. ( LACM). GoogleMaps

Redescription. Male. Body length, 1.8–2.0 mm. Head. Frons dark brown, sparsely setulose, with welldefined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 brown, pubescent, conical to conical-elongate. Arista apical, pubescent, longer than flagellomere 1. Palpus light brown; two genal setae. Thorax. Scutum, scutellum and pleural regions brown; anepisternum setulose dorsally. Legs yellowish-brown. Foretibia with two to three dorsal setae and anterodorsal row of strong setulae. Foremetatarsus with anteroapical setulose process, anterior excavation, long seta on excavation base and seta on the base of the anteroapical process ( Fig. 146 View FIGURES 139 – 157 ). Hind femur not swollen (height/ length ratio, 0.33), with posteroventral group of tiny blunt setulae with semicircular distribution, tapering toward ventral margin—dorsal setulae thicker ( Figs. 257 View FIGURES 252 – 257 ). Hind tibia with one dorsal seta. Wing ( Fig. 198 View FIGURES 191 – 202 ). Costa swollen, 0.4 of wing length; M1 almost entirely straight, curved anteriorly at apex; M2 with two sinuousities along its length, antero-posterior distance between M2 and CuA1 at CuA1 apex about 0.6 times the distance between M1 and M2 at same level; CuA1 concave. Halter white. Abdomen. Tergites dark brown, with lighter posterior band. Hypopygium light brown ( Figs. 27–30 View FIGURES 27 – 30 ). Epandrium covered with microtrichia mostly dorsally, proximal lateral areas bare; epandrial dorsal and left sutures present. Left epandrial process dorsally setose, subepandrial transversal elevation connected to process bearing six long setae. Right epandrial projection with subepandrial group of setulae. Hypoproct with two to three setae. Hypandrium without projections.

Geographical distribution. Mexico to Colombia.

Comments. A possible synonym of this species with C. arizonensis has been discussed in this latter species comments.


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Coniceromyia auristriata Borgmeier

Ament, Danilo César & Amorim, Dalton De Souza 2016

Coniceromyia auristriata

Borgmeier 1963: 458
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