Coniceromyia deltopoda,

Ament, Danilo César, Kung, Giar-Ann & Brown, Brian V., 2020, Forty-one new species of Coniceromyia Borgmeier (Diptera: Phoridae), an identification key, and new distributional records for the species of the genus, Zootaxa 4830 (1), pp. 1-61: 19-20

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4830.1.1

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4402707

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E5136B2D-1853-9E26-FF4C-6C553227E387

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scientific name

Coniceromyia deltopoda
status

sp. nov.

Coniceromyia deltopoda  sp. nov.

( Figs. 3AView FIGURE 3, 8MView FIGURE 8, 14AView FIGURE 14, 19View FIGURE 19 A–B, 24N, 27G)

Diagnosis (male). Anepisternum bare, foremetatarsus with excavation ventral margin strongly projected anteriorly, forming a triangle ( Fig. 8MView FIGURE 8).

Material examined. Holotype ♂, COSTA RICA: Guanacaste: Santa Rosa NP, 10.95ºN, 85.62ºW, 27.ix– 18.x.1986, Malaise trap, I. Gauld & D. Janzen col. [LACM ENT 109486]GoogleMaps  . Paratypes: 4♂, same data as holotypeGoogleMaps  ; 1♂, same but 18.x–8.xi.1986; 1♂, Guanacaste: Finca Montezuma , 10.67ºN, 85.06ºW, 21.ii.2002, Malaise trap, 600m, Brown, Walker, Gonzalez & Zumbado col.GoogleMaps  ; 2♂, Alajuela: San Pedro de La Tigra , 10.37ºN, 83.92ºW, ii.1990, Malaise trap, 200m, P. Hanson col.GoogleMaps  ; 2♂, Alajuela: Los Chiles , 10.4ºN, 84.33ºW, i.1990, Malaise trap, 300m, P. Hanson col.GoogleMaps  COLOMBIA: 1♂, Magdalena: PNN Tayrona, Zaino  , 11.33ºN, 74.03ºW, 17.x–3.xi.2000, Malaise trap, 50m, R. Henriquez col.GoogleMaps  ; 1♂, COSTA RICA: San Jose: Ciudad Colón , 9.92ºN, 84.25ºW, iv–v.1990, Malaise trap, 800m, P. Hanson col.GoogleMaps  HONDURAS: 1♂, Olancho: Catamacas , 15.83ºN, 85.85ºW, 21.iv.1995, Malaise trap, 600m, R. Cordero col.GoogleMaps  MEXICO: 1♂, Tamaulipas Gómez Farias: Est. Los Cedros , 23.05ºN, 99.15ºW, 12.v.2002, Malaise trap, 340m, S. Triapitsyn & V. Berezovskiy col.GoogleMaps  ; 2♂, TRINIDAD: Arima Vly.: Simla Stn. , 2–10.vi.1977, Malaise trap, P. Feinsinger col.  ; 1♂, Chacachacare Island , 10.68ºN, 61.75ºW, 27.xi–4.xii.1999, Malaise trap, 120m, R. Snelling colGoogleMaps  .; 4♂, VENEZUELA: Zulia, 20–23.iv.1981, Malaise trap, 200m, Townes & Masner col. 

Description. Male. Body length, 2.2 mm. Head. Frons brown, sparsely setulose, with well-defined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 light brown, conical-elongate. Arista apical, about as long as flagellomere 1. Palpus yellowish-brown. Gena with two setae. Thorax. Scutum, scutellum, and pleural regions brown; anepisternum bare. Legs yellowish-brown. Foretibia with two dorsal setae and anterodorsal row of strong setulae. Foremetatarsus with anterior excavation, anteroapical setulose process, excavation ventral margin strongly projected anteriorly, forming a triangle, group of setae at base of excavation, and strong seta at base of anteroapical process ( Fig. 8MView FIGURE 8). Foremetatarsus ratio 0.35. Posterior face of hind femur with narrow basoventral band of tiny blunt setulae ( Fig. 19View FIGURE 19 A–B). Hind femur height/length ratio, 0.38. Hind tibia with one dorsal seta in basal half. Wing ( Fig. 14AView FIGURE 14). Costa swollen, 0.38 of the wing length; R 2+3 absent or vestigial as a tiny remnant attached to costa; M 1 slightly concave, curved posteriorly at apex; M 2 basal half approximately straight, slightly sinuous near apex, CuA 1 -M 2 /M 2 -M 1 ratio 1.8; CuA 1 slightly sinuous. Halter white. Abdomen. Tergites dark brown, with shining pubescence. Hypopygium light brown ( Fig. 24NView FIGURE 24). Left epandrial process with a subepandrial wall extending from the hypoproct to its apex and a medially directed setulose projection near its base. Hypoproct with two setae.

Distribution. Low-elevation sites in Central America to Caribbean Coast of Colombia, Venezuela, and Trinidad ( Fig. 27GView FIGURE 27).

Etymology. Name derived from the Greek letter delta (triangle) and podos (foot), referring to the triangular projection of the foremetatarsus.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Phoridae

Genus

Coniceromyia