Neodiogmites carolindae, Alvim, Edgar, Ale-Rocha, Rosaly & Bravo, Freddy, 2014

Alvim, Edgar, Ale-Rocha, Rosaly & Bravo, Freddy, 2014, Taxonomic revision of Neodiogmites Carrera, 1949 (Diptera, Asilidae) and description of two new species, Zootaxa 3861 (2), pp. 101-126: 108-109

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Neodiogmites carolindae

sp. nov.

Neodiogmites carolindae  sp. nov.

( Figs. 16, 17View FIGURES 16 – 17)

Diagnosis. face and frons black, face ventrally with golden pruinose spot; pronotum black, shiny black pruinose, scutum black, shiny black pruinose laterally and central velvety black stripe; wing ferruginous; legs black, covered with black tomentum, except coxae bearing mixed white and black setae; abdomen black, covered with shiny black pruinescence and black tomentum, tergites 1–3 black setose, longer laterally.

Description. Holotype female. Measurements: body 34 mm; wing 27 mm. Head: face black, lower side of face with golden pruinose spot; mystacal setae black; frons black, with black setae laterally; orbital setae black; ocellar tubercle with black setae; postocular setae black; occiput black; upper occipital setae black and lower occipital setae white with some black setae; palpus and proboscis black with black setae; antennae black with patches of yellow pruinescence on scape and pedicel, setae of scape and pedicel black, postpedicel with sparse yellow pruinescence and black setae on basal half. Thorax: second cervical sclerite with thin black setae, pronotum black with glossy black pruinescence, antepronotum with thick and thin black setae, postpronotum with thin black setae laterally and two thicker setae posteriorly; proepisternum with thin black setae; postpronotal lobe setae black; three notopleural, three supra-alar and four postalar setae; scutum black, medial stripe velvety black and paramedial stripe shiny black pruinose; dorsocentral setae before transverse suture; scutellum black with shining black pruinescence, brown pruinescence laterally and margin with two pairs of black setae; pleura black; anepisternum and katepisternum with black setae. Legs: black, coxae black, with mixed white and black, thin setae; femora, tibiae and tarsi covered with short and thin black setae; tibiae with long thick black setae; tarsomeres with thin black setae on posterior and ventral margins; yellowish pulvillus, claws black. Wings: ferruginous, alula hyaline, brown halter. Abdomen: black, covered with shiny black pruinescence and short black setae; tergites 1–3 with longer black setae laterally, posterior margin of tergites 2–3 with white setae, more abundant on tergite 2. Terminalia: black, black setose; acanthophorite with black spines ( Figs. 16, 17View FIGURES 16 – 17); sternite VIII with membranous central, mediolateral and lateral areas; mediolateral membranous area wider than central; posterior margin of sternite with medial invagination forming two valves with rounded apex, longer than wide, laterally with invagination slightly wider than valve ( Fig. 16View FIGURES 16 – 17).

Male: Unknown.

Etymology. The species epithet is a tribute to the grandmother of first author, Maria Carolinda, who always motivated him to study biology.

Geographic record. Brazil: Bahia.

Discussion. Neodiogmites carolindae  sp. nov. is similar to N. carrerai  , but it differs in having two pairs of scutellar setae and wing ferruginous. In N. carrerai  the scutellum has one pair of setae and the wing is yellowish with apical third smoky black.

Type material examined. Holotype ♀ BRAZIL, Bahia, Cachoeira, Faz[enda] Villa Rial, 17.05.2007, E. Alvim col. (1 ♀, MZUEFS).