Inpauema catarinae, Limeira-De-Oliveira & Marques & Reis & Rafael, 2017

Limeira-De-Oliveira, Francisco, Marques, Dayse W. A., Reis, Geniana A. & Rafael, José A., 2017, Inpauema, a new genus of Odiniidae (Diptera) from Brazil, with description of five new species, Zootaxa 4362 (4), pp. 517-534: 524

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Inpauema catarinae

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Inpauema catarinae   , sp. nov.

( Figs 15–26 View FIGURES 15–20 View FIGURES21–26 )

Etymology. The species epithet is in honor of Catarina da Silva Motta   (in memoriam), a lepidopterist who was a dear friend of the first and last authors.

Holotype ♂. Body length 4.5 mm.

Diagnosis. Fronto-orbital plate with dark brown pruinosity. Palpus dark brown to brown, orange at extreme distal tip. Tergite 6 almost as long as syntergosternite 7+8, narrowed medially. Epandrium with V-shaped spot anteromedially.

Head ( Figs 15–17 View FIGURES 15–20 ). Frontal pruinosity velvety dark brown, with distinct dorsal vitta projecting laterally to ocellar triangle reaching vertex area ( Fig. 16 View FIGURES 15–20 ). Height 1.4X the length; width 1.2X the height. Frons 1.7X wider than long. Fronto-orbital plate with dark brown pruinosity in frontal view ( Fig. 16 View FIGURES 15–20 ). Genal groove area reddish brown, large, bare; gena predominantly with gray-yellowish pruinosity; postgena dark brown pruinose ( Fig. 17 View FIGURES 15–20 ). Palpus brown to dark brown, orange at extreme distal tip.

Thorax ( Fig. 18 View FIGURES 15–20 ). Mesonotum dark brown to black with a faint gray pruinose stripe between dorsocentral setae, almost reaching third dorsocentral setae pair, more distinct when seen under anterior incident light. Scutellum dark brown to black; in dorsal view with somewhat inconspicuous gray pruinosity when seen under anterior incident light. Legs ( Fig. 15 View FIGURES 15–20 ). Coxae and femora brown to dark brown. Tibiae brown, yellowish on basal half. Tarsi light brown. Wing ( Fig. 19 View FIGURES 15–20 ). Slightly browner infuscated along anterior (costal) half. Length 4.5 mm, width 1.5 mm, 3X longer than wide.

Abdomen ( Fig. 20 View FIGURES 15–20 ). Male terminalia. Tergite 6 almost as long as syntergosternite 7+8, narrowed medially ( Figs 21–22 View FIGURES21–26 ). Epandrium with scattered setae on posterior edge, with a whitish V-shaped spot anteromedially ( Fig. 22 View FIGURES21–26 ). Cercus as long as epandrium, with sparse setae on anterior margin and outer surface ( Fig. 21 View FIGURES21–26 ). Hypandrium 3.2X longer than epandrium ( Figs 21–23, 25 View FIGURES21–26 ). Phallapodeme 2.8X longer than hypandrium (phallapodeme lost after description). Basiphallus almost as long as distiphallus ( Figs 21, 24 View FIGURES21–26 ). Distiphallus suboval in ventral view, with small and indistinct fissure distally ( Figs 23, 25 View FIGURES21–26 ). In ventral view, pregonite with distal mesial keel subrounded ( Figs 23, 25 View FIGURES21–26 ); postgonite as a small thin sclerite ( Fig. 24 View FIGURES21–26 ). Gonocoxal apodemes upward directed, distinctly fused when seen from posterior view ( Fig. 26 View FIGURES21–26 ).

Female. Unknown.

Type material. Holotype ♂ (pinned, terminalia in microvial of glass), deposited in INPA: “ Brasil, AM[azonas], Manaus , Rod.[ovia] AM 0 10 (sic), BR –174, Km 50, ZF –2, Km 14, Torre, 02°35'21"S, 60°06'55"W, 4.iii.2011, 00–03:00h, Arm. [adilha] luz dossel, 40 m de altura, F.F. Xavier Filho, J.T. Câmara, P. Dias leg”. GoogleMaps  

Geographical record. Brazil (Amazonas state).  


Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia