Morellia (M.) hirtitibia Pamplona, 1986

Pamplona, Denise, Nihei, Silvio S., Couri, Márcia S. & Pont, Adrian C., 2016, Taxonomy of Morellia Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Muscidae): revision of the subgenera Morellia s. str. and Parapyrellia Townsend, Zootaxa 4163 (1), pp. 1-110: 43-44

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Morellia (M.) hirtitibia Pamplona, 1986
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17. Morellia (M.) hirtitibia Pamplona, 1986  

(figs 1–4 in Pamplona 1986b)

Morellia hirtitibia Pamplona, 1986b: 634   . Type locality: BRAZIL, Mato Grosso, Sinop, 12°31'S, 55°37'W, Cuiabá-Santarém road. Holotype Ƌ, MNRJ (seen). GoogleMaps  

Redescription. Colour. Black, with blue reflections. Frontal vitta and upper half of fronto-orbital plate black, lower half of fronto-orbital plate, face, parafacial, gena and postpedicel black with grey pruinosity; pedicel, lower half of arista and palpus yellow. Mesonotum metallic black with a slight blue reflection and with one silver dusted central vitta in front of acrostichals; legs brown; haltere yellowish-white; upper calypter whitish, on outer half white and opaque, lower calypter brownish. Wing without dark markings. Abdomen without pruinosity.

Male. Body length: 4.0–6.0 mm; wing length: 4.0–6.0 mm.

Head. Eyes bare, separated at level of anterior ocellus by 0.13–0.15 of head width; frons divergent towards lunule; ocellar triangle with few setulae; 14 pairs of weak frontal setae; postpedicel 2.1–2.2 times the length of pedicel; pedicel with 2 setae; arista plumose, with 16–19 cilia, bare apicad, and with some secondary plumes as far as level of 1st to 2nd cilia; vibrissa shorter than arista; 1 strong supravibrissal seta, less than half the length of vibrissa, and few setulae that extend to level of middle of postpedicel; 4 subvibrissal setae followed by 8–9 genal setae. Palpus expanded at apex.

Thorax. Acrostichals 0+1; dorsocentrals 0+2; intra-alars 1+1; presutural 1; prealars 2, strong; supra-alar 1; postpronotals 3; notopleuron with 2 long subequal setae and covered with ground-setulae; postalars 2; intrapostalar 1; scutellum with 1 basal, 1 latero-discal and 1 apical pairs of setae, and latero-ventrally with many setae, the basalmost ones downcurved; postalar wall bare; suprasquamal ridge with short pile; proepisternal depression bare; proepimeron with about 3 long setae and a few setulae; prosternum broad and setulose; anepisternum with a posterior row of about 7 setae, without upcurved setae on upper-anterior corner, and covered with short setulae; katepisternals 1+2, anepimeron setulose on posterior half; katepimeron with 1 or 2 setulae; anatergite bare; katatergite setulose. Legs: fore femur with a posterodorsal row of setae, and a complete posteroventral row of setae; fore tibia with a dorsal row of short and strong setae, many setulae on apical half on ventral surface, 1 posterodorsal and 1 posteroventral preapical setae, and anterior surface with a brush-like ctenidium of golden setulae; fore tarsus without modifications in shape or bristling; mid femur with a tubercle at apex of anterodorsal to dorsal surfaces bearing about 3 agglutinated short spines that continue as some 3 dorsal to posterodorsal setae and with 3 oblique setae on dorsal to posterodorsal surfaces, a row of ventral setulae on basal two-thirds, and 1 posterior preapical seta; mid tibia with an anterodorsal comb-like ctenidium of short setulae on basal half and fine setae on apical half, a row of very short and strong setulae, 1 strong posterior seta and 2 strong posteroventral setae on mid third, 1 dorsal and 1 posterodorsal preapical setae and 1 anteroventral, 2 anterior, 1 ventral and 1 posteroventral apical setae; hind femur with an anteroventral row of setae on apical half, an anterodorsal row of setae, 3 dorsal to posterodorsal preapical setae, and a few posteroventral setulae on apical fourth; hind tibia with 8 long anteroventral setae on apical two-thirds, 2 anterodorsal setae on middle third, a dorsal row of short but strong setulae, 1 posterior seta on basal third, 1 on apical third, many long setae on middle third, 1 anterodorsal and 1 dorsal preapical setae, 1 anteroventral, 1 ventral and 2 posteroventral apical setae, a posterior brush-like ctenidium on apical half; hind tarsus with strong setae ventrally. Wing with a uniform covering of microtrichia; dm-cu straight; stem-vein bare before, and with 3 short setulae after, humeral cross-vein on dorsal surface, and ventrally with about 2 short setulae before humeral cross-vein and bare after it; R2+3 bare on dorsal and ventral surfaces; R4+5 bare on dorsal and ventral surfaces; 3 strong setae on basicosta.

Abdomen. With a lateral tuft of setulae on syntergite 1+2; tergite 5 with setae on disc and apically; sternite 1 setulose; posterior margin of sternite 5 concave and with many setae on membrane.

Terminalia (figs 1–4 in Pamplona 1986b). Inner middle third of cercal plate convex; cercal plate ventrally with some short spines; surstylus with some setulae apically; aedeagus with spicules on anterior membrane of distiphallus; gonopod with 3 long and strong setae; paramere with many setulae apically and few on middle third.

Material examined. BRAZIL, Mato Grosso, Sinop , 12° 31'S, 55° 37'W, BR 163, km 500–600, x.1975, Alvarenga & Roppa, holotype Ƌ and 4 Ƌ paratypes ( MNRJ) GoogleMaps   .

Distribution. NEOTROPICAL: Brazil (Mato Grosso).

MNRJ

Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Muscidae

Genus

Morellia

Loc

Morellia (M.) hirtitibia Pamplona, 1986

Pamplona, Denise, Nihei, Silvio S., Couri, Márcia S. & Pont, Adrian C. 2016
2016
Loc

Morellia hirtitibia

Pamplona 1986: 634
1986