Protearomyia hermonensis MacGowan & Freidberg, 2008,

Macgowan, Iain, 2014, Three new species of Protearomyia McAlpine, 1962 (Diptera: Lonchaeidae) with a key to males of the Palearctic species, Zootaxa 3796 (2), pp. 337-348: 344-346

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Protearomyia hermonensis MacGowan & Freidberg, 2008


Protearomyia hermonensis MacGowan & Freidberg, 2008 

These notes supplement the original description of the male genitalia in MacGowan and Freidberg (2008).

Male terminalia ( Figs. 27–31View FIGURES 27 – 31). Epandrium slightly higher than wide, cerci hardly projecting from beyond the shell of the epandrium ( Fig. 27View FIGURES 27 – 31). Surstyli markedly serrated on ventral margins, no distinct posteroventral denticles present ( Fig. 28View FIGURES 27 – 31). Hypoproct broad and disc-like, apically forming two short, relatively broad processes with a bluntly angled apex, outer margins with numerous finger –like processes ( Figs. 28 & 29View FIGURES 27 – 31). Phallus ( Fig. 31View FIGURES 27 – 31) Ushaped, much shorter and stouter than in the other Palearctic species, apical section very weakly sclerotized and under higher magnification with a recurved tip, lightly sclerotized lateral phlanges basally. Phallic guide ( Fig. 30View FIGURES 27 – 31) U-shaped, slightly flared at apices, with a pair of small inner processes, without basal ventral projections.

Differential diagnosis. With hypoproct disc-like, the lack of an enlarged ventral process to the epandrium, and phallic guide without ventral projections; this species is most similar to P. greciana  .

Abbreviations; C = cercus, H = hypoproct, S = surstylus.