Alepia montana, Bravo, Freddy, 2008

Bravo, Freddy, 2008, Three new species of Alepia Enderlein (Diptera, Psychodidae, Psychodinae) from the Brazilian semi-arid region, Zootaxa 1805, pp. 52-60: 53-55

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.182661

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/14228781-3A20-7945-7CEA-DB83B745FD5F

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scientific name

Alepia montana
status

sp. nov.

Alepia montana  sp. nov.

Figs. 1–11View FIGURES 1 – 7View FIGURES 8 – 12. 8 – 11

Type material. BRAZIL, Bahia, Senhor do Bonfim, Serra da Maravilha (12 ° 23 ´S 40 ° 12 ´W), holotype male, 24.I. 2006. Vieira, R. & Chagas, C. (MZUEFS); 1 paratype male, same locality as holotype, 08.X. 2005, Vieira, R. & Chagas, C. (MZUEFS); 1 paratype male, same locality, date and collectors as holtype (MZUEFS).

Habitat. The Serra da Maravilha is a mountainous massif located in the municipality of Senhor do Bonfim. The vegetation of the Serra da Maravilha can be characterized as a semideciduous seasonal forest (SEMARH 2007).

Etymology. montana Latin  , refers to the mountainous collection locality.

Diagnosis. Eyes separated by 3 facet diameters; wing membrane with small bristles in the costal and cubital areas; gonostylus with small basal lobe with long bristles; cercus piriform with cluster of accessory tenacula confined to a dark area near the base; aedeagal apodeme oval-shaped, same length as paramere.

Description. Male. Head ( Fig. 1View FIGURES 1 – 7): vertex hair patch divided by a narrow medial band without bristles, Vshaped; eyes separated by 3 facet diameters; interocular suture arched; frons hair patch undivided, anterior margin with small median concavity. Antenna: scape cylindrical, 1.8X length of pedicel ( Fig. 2View FIGURES 1 – 7); pedicel spherical ( Fig. 2View FIGURES 1 – 7); flagellum with 14 flagellomeres, fusiform; all flagellomeres with neck ( Figs. 2, 3View FIGURES 1 – 7); flagellomere 14 smaller than preceding ones and with apiculus ( Fig. 3View FIGURES 1 – 7); ascoids not visible; one paratype male with flagellomeres 1 and 2 fused ( Fig. 4View FIGURES 1 – 7). Palpus formula = 1.0:2.0:1.9:2.9; last palpomere striated ( Fig. 5View FIGURES 1 – 7). Wing: wing membrane with infuscate patterns: a large dark area near the middle of the wing, with smaller darker spots in the costal region, base of M 1 + 2, apex of the wing tip, and apex of M 2 and M 3 ( Fig. 6View FIGURES 1 – 7); bristles present in costal and cubital areas ( Fig. 7View FIGURES 1 – 7); Sc short; radial fork basal to medial fork; R 5 ending at apex ( Figs.View FIGURES 1 – 7

6, 7). Male terminalia: hypandrium reduced, only a post-hypandrial plate present with length equal to 0.4X the length of aedeagal apodeme ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 8 – 12. 8 – 11); apex of post-hypandrial plate sickle-shaped ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 8 – 12. 8 – 11). Gonocoxite short, 1 / 3 X the length of gonostylus, with few very short bristles on the dorsal surface and few long bristles on the ventral surface ( Figs. 8, 9View FIGURES 8 – 12. 8 – 11). Gonocoxal apodeme 1 / 3 X the length of aedeagal apodeme, with sclerotized anterior band ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 8 – 12. 8 – 11). Gonostylus slightly curved ( Fig. 8View FIGURES 8 – 12. 8 – 11), digitiform, except by the presence of a basal tubercle with long bristles ( Figs. 8, 9View FIGURES 8 – 12. 8 – 11); alveoli present along entire surface ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 8 – 12. 8 – 11). Epandrium subquadrate, naked ( Fig. 10View FIGURES 8 – 12. 8 – 11); foramen not visible. Cerci piriform, narrow apically, wide basally with one apical tenaculum, short, filiform ( Fig. 8View FIGURES 8 – 12. 8 – 11), with two small bristles near the tenaculum; cluster of accessory tenacula confined to dark area near the base, with clavate tips ( Fig. 8View FIGURES 8 – 12. 8 – 11). Sternite 10 short, ending before distal margin of epandrium; apex rounded ( Fig. 10View FIGURES 8 – 12. 8 – 11). Tergite 10 narrow ( Fig. 10View FIGURES 8 – 12. 8 – 11). Aedeagus wider than paramere, with rounded apex, ending before paramere ( Figs. 8, 9View FIGURES 8 – 12. 8 – 11); aedeagus 0.8X the length of paramere. Paramere subtriangular, narrow apically ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 8 – 12. 8 – 11). Aedeagal apodeme oval-shaped ( Figs. 9, 11View FIGURES 8 – 12. 8 – 11), same length as paramere, with length 2.0X the width ( Figs. 8, 9View FIGURES 8 – 12. 8 – 11).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Psychodidae

Genus

Alepia