Tomosvaryella similis ( Hough, 1899 )

Ramos-Pastrana, Yardany & Rafael, José Albertino, 2021, Tomosvaryella Aczél (Diptera: Pipunculidae) of Colombia, with description of two new species, Zootaxa 4985 (1), pp. 37-68: 54

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4985.1.2

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4929088

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/507C87C0-CD7D-1C5C-EEEA-3998FC62FBE4

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scientific name

Tomosvaryella similis ( Hough, 1899 )
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Tomosvaryella similis ( Hough, 1899)  

Figs 83–92 View FIGURES 83–92 , 133 View FIGURE 133

Pipunculus similis Hough, 1899:84  

Tomosvaryella similis Hardy, 1943: 174   , figs 98 a–h; Aczél, 1948: 22; Hardy, 1965c: 856; Ale-Rocha & Rafael, 1995: 420; Rafael & Ale-Rocha, 2004: 16 View Cited Treatment ; Rodriguez & Rafael, 2012: 33, 35, 38.

Diagnosis. Male. Body shiny, robust ( Fig. 83 View FIGURES 83–92 ). Postcranium with lower three quarters grayish-pruinose, upper quarter brownish-pruinose ( Fig. 83 View FIGURES 83–92 ). Scutum mainly brownish-pruinose; thoracic setae long. Legs brownish-pruinose, except hind femur posteriorly and ventrally shiny. Hind trochanter with bulging, drop-shaped, protuberance, usually with a single ventral and a single dorsal seta ( Fig. 84 View FIGURES 83–92 ). Tergites and sternites 6 and 7 as in Fig. 85 View FIGURES 83–92 . Surstyli subsymmetrical, with external and internal margins somewhat straight, having slightly hooked-tips, right surstylus slightly shorter ( Fig. 86–87 View FIGURES 83–92 ), both surstyli with tips slightly downward-directed when seen in lateral view ( Figs 88–89 View FIGURES 83–92 ). Apex of phallic guide short, with inconspicuous spine, angled at about 20 degrees ( Fig. 90 View FIGURES 83–92 ). Phallus with ejaculatory ejaculary ducts elongated slender branches; one ejaculatory duct with three basal spines, the other two ducts without spines ( Fig. 90 View FIGURES 83–92 ). Ejaculatory apodeme sandal-shaped, darker near base ( Fig. 91 View FIGURES 83–92 ). Gonopods asymmetrical, left gonopod slender than right one ( Fig. 92 View FIGURES 83–92 ).

Material examined. COLOMBIA, Boyacá, SFF[Santuario de Fauna y Flora] Iguaque , 5º25’N / 73º27’W, 2600 m [eters], Malaise, 16–30.xi.2001, P. Reina leg, “M2583” (1♂, LEUA) (photographed specimen); “ idem, GoogleMaps   Vichada, PNN[Parque Nacional Natural] Tuparro, Centro Administrativo , 05º21’N / 67º51’W, 140 m [eters], Malaise 17, 12–29.Jun[vi].2000, V. Villalba (1♂, IAvH)”. GoogleMaps  

Geographical distribution. Bahamas; USA.; Mexico; Nicaragua ( Rodriguez & Rafael 2012); Colombia (new record), Boyacá, Santuario de Fauna y Flora Iguaque; Vichada, Parque Nacional Natural Tuparro ( Fig. 133 View FIGURE 133 ).

Habitat. The specimens were collected with Malaise traps at ground level in areas of tropical dry forest, in the Northeast region in the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Iguaque, and in gallery forest with low elevation of the canopy from the ground in Parque Nacional Natural Tuparro in the Orinoco region of Colombia.

Comments. The studied specimens are similar to the holotype illustrated by Ale-Rocha & Rafael (1995), differing only the length, which exceeds in 0.58 mm that of the holotype.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Pipunculidae

Genus

Tomosvaryella

Loc

Tomosvaryella similis ( Hough, 1899 )

Ramos-Pastrana, Yardany & Rafael, José Albertino 2021
2021
Loc

Tomosvaryella similis

Rodriguez, H. C. & Rafael, J. A. 2012: 33
Rafael, J. A. & Ale-Rocha, R. 2004: 16
Ale-Rocha, R. & Rafael, J. A. 1995: 420
Hardy, D. E. 1965: 856
Aczel, M. 1948: 22
Hardy, D. E. 1943: 174
1943
Loc

Pipunculus similis

Hough, G. 1899: 84
1899