Coniceromyia hirtipenna, 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 : 24-25

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Coniceromyia hirtipenna

sp. nov.

Coniceromyia hirtipenna   sp. nov.

( Figs. 3F View FIGURE 3 , 8R View FIGURE 8 , 14F View FIGURE 14 , 19J View FIGURE 19 , 24S View FIGURE 24 , 27J View FIGURE 27 )

Diagnosis (male). Large wing membrane area between the veins M 2 and CuA 1 (CuA 1 -M 2 /M 2 -M 1 ratio 4.7), wing ventral microtrichia considerably elongated ( Fig. 14F View FIGURE 14 ).

Material examined. Holotype ♂, BOLIVIA: La Paz: Coroico: Hotel Don Quixote , 16.19ºS, 67.72ºW, 6.iv.2004, honey spray, 1750m, B. Brown, E. Zumbado col. [LACM ENT 195989] GoogleMaps   . Paratypes: 1♂, PERU: Cusco: 19 rd Km W Quincemil: Rio Araza Tributary , 13°20’10”S 70°50’57”W, 23–31.viii.2012, Malaise trap, 874m, R.R. Cavichioli, A. Rafael, A.P.M. Santos & D.M. Takiya ( MZUSP) GoogleMaps   .

Description. Male. Body length 2.5 mm. Head. Frons brown to dark brown, shining, with few setulae and welldefined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 light brown, conical-elongate. Arista apical, about two-thirds flagellomere 1 length. Palpus yellowish-brown. Gena with two setae. Thorax. Scutum, scutellum, and pleural regions brown; anepisternum bare. Legs thin, yellowish-brown, except dorsal margin of hind femur dark brown. Foretibia with two dorsal setae and anterodorsal row of strong setulae. Foremetatarsus with anterior bare excavation, anteroapical setulose process, group of setae at excavation base including a long curved seta, and strong seta at base of anteroapical process ( Fig. 8R View FIGURE 8 ). Foremetatarsus ratio 0.25. Posterior face of hind femur with basoventral semicircular group of tiny blunt setulae tapering toward ventral margin ( Fig. 19 View FIGURE 19 ). Hind femur height/length ratio 0.27. Hind tibia with one dorsal seta in basal half. Wing ( Fig. 14F View FIGURE 14 ). Costa swollen, 0.43 of the wing length; R 2+3 absent; M 1 concave, slightly curved posteriorly at apex; M 2 proximal half approximately straight, apical half convex, CuA 1 -M 2 /M 2 -M 1 ratio 4.7; CuA 1 sinuous. Halter base dark brown, apex white. Abdomen. Tergites dark brown, with shining pubescence. Hypopygium light brown ( Fig. 24S View FIGURE 24 ). Left epandrial process bifurcated into a dorsal and a ventral lobe. Ventral lobe with many strong setulae at medial face. Right subepandrial plate expanded posteriorly, curved ventrally. Margin of right lobe of hypandrium with lateral projection. Hypoproct with two setae.

Distribution. Known from two relatively close localities in the Andes ( Fig. 27J View FIGURE 27 ).

Etymology. Name derived from the Latin roots hirtus (hairy) and penna (wing), referring to the wing with ventral microtrichia considerably elongated.


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