Coniceromyia deltopoda, Ament & Kung & Brown, 2020

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

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Coniceromyia deltopoda

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Coniceromyia deltopoda sp. nov.

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

Diagnosis (male). Anepisternum bare, foremetatarsus with excavation ventral margin strongly projected anteriorly, forming a triangle ( Fig. 8M View 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 holotype GoogleMaps ; 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–, Malaise trap, P. Feinsinger col. ; 1♂, Chacachacare Island , 10.68ºN, 61.75ºW, 27.xi–4.xii.1999, Malaise trap, 120m, R. Snelling col GoogleMaps .; 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. 8M View FIGURE 8 ). Foremetatarsus ratio 0.35. Posterior face of hind femur with narrow basoventral band of tiny blunt setulae ( Fig. 19 View FIGURE 19 A–B). Hind femur height/length ratio, 0.38. Hind tibia with one dorsal seta in basal half. Wing ( Fig. 14A View 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. 24N View 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. 27G View FIGURE 27 ).

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