Mohrigia cylindrata Xu & Huang,

Xu, Jun, Shi, Kai, Huang, Junhao & Wu, Hong, 2017, Review of the genus Mohrigia Menzel (Diptera, Sciaridae) from China, Zootaxa 4300 (1), pp. 71-98: 74-77

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4300.1.4

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/635987A0-FFB0-3F7C-FF60-69854E3F5B6C

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scientific name

Mohrigia cylindrata Xu & Huang
status

sp. nov.

Mohrigia cylindrata Xu & Huang  , sp. nov.

( Figs 2View FIGURE 2, 14View FIGURE 14 A, 16)

Material examined. Holotype, male. China, Tibet   . Motuo, Lage, 29°31'2"N, 94°52'52"E, 3193 m, 23-VII-2014, leg. Jun Xu [SM02406]. Paratypes: 1 male, the same data as holotype [SM02407]GoogleMaps  ; 1 male, Motuo, Zhamo road, K18, 29°44'19''N, 95°40'41''E, 3286 m, 21-VII-2014, leg. Jun Xu [SM02527]. Yunnan. 1 male, Baoshan, Nankang, Gaoligong Nature Reserve, 24°49.729'N, 98°46.074'E, 2181 m, 11-V-2009, leg. Su-jiong Zhang [SM00899].

Diagnosis. The species is characterized by its thick-ovate gonostylus with the dorsal mesial margin expanded, with an apical tooth arising from a subcylindrical dorsal lobe, two long flagellate setae on the inner side of the gonostylus; hypopygium with a small setose intercoxal lobe; tegmen slightly and smoothly curved, parameral apodeme continuously sclerotized forming a central strip on dorsal side.

Description (male). Color. Head and antennae dark brown; abdomen, hypopygium and thorax yellowishbrown; mesonotum brown; palps and legs pale brown; wings fumose.

Head ( Figs 2View FIGURE 2 C, D). Eye bridge with 2 rows of facets. Prefrons with 15 setae. Maxillary palps 3-segmented, basal segment with 2 setae; 2nd segment with 6–8 setae; 3rd segment with 5–8 setae. Length/width index of 4th flagellomere: 3.67–3.93.

Thorax. Anterior pronotum with 3–5 setae, episternum 1 with 5–7 setae. Wings ( Fig. 1 4View FIGURE 1View FIGURE 2View FIGURE 3View FIGURE 4 A). Wing length 2.24–2.64 mm, width/length: 0.35–0.37. c/w: 0.72–0.77. R1/R: 0.69–0.92. r-m, stM, M1 and M2 bare, CuA1 and CuA2 bare. Legs ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2 E). Length of spur/width of foretibia 0.96–1.10. Length of femur/length of metatarsus: foreleg 1.42–1.63. Length of metatarsus/length of tibia: foreleg 0.55–0.58, hind leg 0.47–0.53. Length of hind tibia/ length of thorax 1.20–1.34. Claws toothed.

Hypopygium ( Figs 2View FIGURE 2 A, B). The gonocoxite as long as the gonostylus. The gonostylus thick-ovate, densely setose on the apicoventral part, dorsal mesial margin expanded, with an apical tooth arising from a subcylindrical dorsal lobe, two long flagellate setae on the inner side of the gonostylus. Hypopygium with a small setose intercoxal lobe. Tegmen slightly and smoothly curved, parameral apodeme continuously sclerotized forming a central strip on dorsal side. Aedeagus relatively short. Sternite 10 with 1 seta on each half.

Distribution. China (Yunnan, Tibet, Fig. 16View FIGURE 16).

Remarks. The species is close to M. composivera Rudzinski, 2006  as they share an oval gonostylus and a small setose intercoxal lobe. But the new species differs in having a subcylindrical dorsal lobe, whereas the dorsal lobe is indistinct in M. composivera  . In addition, M. composivera  has a finger-like process at the apex of the central strip, while the new species does not have this structure.

Etymology. This species is named after the subcylindrical dorsal lobe of the gonostylus, from the Latin adjective cylindratus, meaning cylindrical.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Sciaridae

Genus

Mohrigia