Coniceromyia dolichopoda, 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 : 21-22

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Coniceromyia dolichopoda

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Coniceromyia dolichopoda   , sp. nov.

( Figs. 3D View FIGURE 3 , 8P View FIGURE 8 , 14D View FIGURE 14 , 19 View FIGURE 19 F–G, 24Q)

Diagnosis (male). Flagellomere 1 conical very elongate, foretibia with posterodorsal row of six strong setae and six strong posteroapical setae ( Fig. 3D View FIGURE 3 ), left epandrial process bifurcated into a dorsal and a ventral lobe ( Fig. 24Q View FIGURE 24 ).

Material examined. Holotype ♂, BOLIVIA: La Paz: 40km N Caranavi: Cumbre Alto Beni, 15.83ºS, 67.56ºW, 7–14.iv.2004, Malaise trap, 1600m, B. Brown, E. Zumbado col. [LACM ENT 194207]. GoogleMaps  

Description. Male. Body length, 3.1 mm. Head. Frons dark brown, shining, sparsely setulose, with well-defined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 brown, conical very elongate. Arista apical, about half flagellomere 1 length. Palpus light brown. Gena with two setae. Thorax. Scutum, scutellum, and pleural regions brown to dark brown; anepisternum bare. Foreleg yellowish-brown, except forecoxa, anteroventral region and posterior basal half of forefemur brown; midleg yellowish-brown except basal half of midfemur brown; hind leg yellowish-brown, except hind femur brown. Foretibia with two dorsal setae, anterodorsal row of short strong setulae, posterodorsal row of six strong setae, and six strong posteroapical setae. Foremetatarsus with anterior excavation bearing three tiny setulae, anteroapical setulose process, group of setae at excavation base including one long curved setae, strong seta at base of anteroapical process ( Fig. 8P View FIGURE 8 ). Foremetatarsus ratio 0.34. Posterior face of hind femur with basoventral tiny blunt setulae with triangular distribution, tapering toward ventral margin ( Figs. 19 View FIGURE 19 F–G). Hind femur height/length ratio 0.37. Hind tibia with one dorsal seta in basal half. Wing ( Fig. 14D View FIGURE 14 ). Slightly dusky. Costa swollen, 0.4 of the wing length; R 2+3 absent or vestigial; M 1 concave, curved posteriorly at apex; M 2 slightly concave, CuA 1 -M 2 /M 2 -M 1 ratio 1.5; CuA 1 sinuous. Halter white. Abdomen. Tergites dark brown, with shining pubescence. Hypopygium brown ( Fig. 24Q View FIGURE 24 ). Left epandrial process bifurcated into a dorsal and a ventral lobe. Ventral lobe with many strong setulae at medial face. Dorsal lobe with subepandrial setulose elevation. Right subepandrial plate expanded posteriorly, apically bilobed. Margin of right lobe of hypandrium with lateral projection. Hypoproct with one seta.

Distribution. Known from a single mid-elevation site in Bolivia.

Etymology. Name derived from the Greek roots dolichos (long) and podos (foot), referring to the long legs of this species.