Spinolidia moweri, Nielson, 2011

Nielson, M. W., 2011, 2953, Zootaxa 2953, pp. 1-85 : 38-39

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Spinolidia moweri

sp. nov.

Spinolidia moweri View in CoL , sp. nov.

( Plate 5B, Figs. 283–289)

Length. Male 7.50 mm; female unknown.

External morphology. Medium size, robust species. General color black and yellow. Forewings with small yellow markings on veins basally, cells translucent; mesonotum and pronotum with variable size yellow markings; crown bordered by yellow line; face black with median longitudinal yellow stripe on clypeus; clypeus and clypellus bordered with yellow ( Plate 5B). Head distinctly narrower than pronotum, anterior margin broadly rounded; crown broad, nearly as wide as width of eyes, produced distally about ¼ of entire length, lateral margins convergent basally, disk slightly depressed; eyes large, semiglobular; pronotum short, about as long as crown; mesonotum large, about 1/3 longer than median length of pronotum; forewings typical; clypeus long, broad, lateral margins broadly convex; clypellus short, about ½ as long as clypeus, apex expanded.

Male genitalia. Pygofer elongate-triangulate, small digitate lobe on caudodorsal margin ( Fig. 283); subgenital plate long, narrow, lobed latero-basally, few short setae apically ( Fig. 284); style robust, nearly as long as aedeagus, broad in distal half in lateral view, surface striate, narrow in dorsal view ( Figs. 285, 286); aedeagus long, in lateral view constricted medially and subapically, peditate in distal third, flanged apically with ventral margin lined with short setae subapically ( Fig. 287), lobate apically in dorsal view ( Fig. 288); connective broadly Y-shaped, membrane present, stem long, narrow ( Fig. 289); dorsal connective long, strap shape, attached to base of aedeagal socle ( Fig. 287).

Material examined. Holotype male. BOLIVIA: Dpto. Cochabamba, Prov. Chapare, Incachaca , 17º14’S – 65º49’W., 7340 ft., 8-XII-2006, R. C. Mower ( NMNH). GoogleMaps

Etymology. The name is a patronym, named for Robert C. Mower, Director of the Mosquito Abatement Division of the Utah County Health Department, who collected the specimen and who also contributed much material to the Monte L. Bean Museum, Brigham Young University.

Remarks. This species is related to S. o sborni Nielson and can be distinguished by the flanged apex of the aedeagus.


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