Crossopalpus pennescens ( Melander, 1918 ), Melander, 1918

Freitas-Silva, Rafael A. P. & Ale-Rocha, Rosaly, 2019, New South American species of Crossopalpus Bigot (Diptera: Hybotidae: Tachydromiinae), including biogeographical insights and a reinterpretation of female abdominal tergite 10 in Drapetidini, Zootaxa 4559 (1), pp. 111-135: 123-125

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Crossopalpus pennescens ( Melander, 1918 )
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Crossopalpus pennescens ( Melander, 1918)  

( Figs 16–19 View FIGURES 16–19 , 36 View FIGURE 36 )

Drapetis (Eudrapetis) pennescens Melander, 1918: 202   ; 1928: 311 (list).

Drapetis (Crossopalpus) pennescens: Smith, 1967: 3   (cat.).

Crossopalpus pennescens: Yang et al., 2007: 362   (cat.); Raffone, 2012: 98 (record for Bolivia).

Diagnosis. Black species with femora dark brown, except fore femur with base and apex dark yellow, and mid femur with apex brownish-yellow, tibiae brownish-yellow except base of tibia dark-yellow. Antenna dark brown. Head covered with pale yellow tomentum, shiny only on ocellar triangle, patch of tomentum on vertex absent. Acrostichal and dorsocentral bristles numerous, indistinguishable, all series complete. Wing with R 4+5 and M 1 strongly arched, both parallel throughout.

Type material examined: HOLOTYPE   ♀ [by photograph] (NMNH). Matucana / Peru / Jul.1. [19]13 [white, manuscript]; Type / Eudrapetis / pennescens / Mel [ander] [red, typeset/manuscript]; AL Melander / Collection / 1961 [white/green, typeset] ( Fig. 19 View FIGURES 16–19 ).

Distribution. Bolivia (Cochabamba), Peru (Matucana) ( Fig. 36 View FIGURE 36 ).

Remarks. Melander (1918) originally distinguished C. pennescens   from C. armipes   by the color of the legs

being blacker, hind femur bearing a single subapical anteroventral seta, ventral hair-like bristles on hind tibia, hind tarsomere 1 blackish lacking golden pruinescence, and wings hyaline. However, the species are actually very similar, because the color of the legs is quite similar to C. armipes   (cf. Figs 10 View FIGURES 10–11 , 16, 17 View FIGURES 16–19 ), and the color of hind tarsomere 1 is similar in several South American species (e.g., Figs 25, 27 View FIGURES 23–30 ). The ventral hair-like bristles are absent only in C. aliceae   sp. nov., and present in C. armipes   as pointed out by Rafael (1995). Additionally, the scutum of C. armipes   and C. pennescens   bears numerous rows of bristles, a character shared only with C. goliathus   sp. nov. in South America. Crossopalpus armipes   can be distinguished from the other two species mainly by the presence of tomentum on upper 1/2 of the postocular area, R 4+5 and M 1 very sinuous and parallel, similar to the Palearctic species C. curvinervis (Zetterstedt)   and C. abditus Kovalev.  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Hybotidae

Genus

Crossopalpus

Loc

Crossopalpus pennescens ( Melander, 1918 )

Freitas-Silva, Rafael A. P. & Ale-Rocha, Rosaly 2019
2019
Loc

Crossopalpus pennescens:

Raffone, G. 2012: 98
Yang, D. & Zhang, K. & Yao, G. & Zhang, J. 2007: 362
2007
Loc

Drapetis (Crossopalpus) pennescens:

Smith, K. G. V. 1967: 3
1967
Loc

Drapetis (Eudrapetis) pennescens

Melander, A. L. 1918: 202
1918