Coniceromyia platypoda, 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 : 36-37

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Coniceromyia platypoda

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Coniceromyia platypoda   sp. nov.

( Figs. 6A View FIGURE 6 , 9A View FIGURE 9 , 15G View FIGURE 15 , 21 View FIGURE 21 J–K, 25H)

Diagnosis (male). Anepisternum dorsally setulose, foretibia with posteroventral uneven row of strong setae and three apical ventral strong setae ( Fig. 6A View FIGURE 6 ), foretarsomeres 2–5 short and wide.

Material examined. Holotype ♂, COLOMBIA: Chocó : PNN Utría: Centro de Visit., 6.02ºN, 77.35ºW, 15.viii–7.ix.2000, Malaise trap, J. Pérez col. ( IAVH) [LACM ENT 131547] GoogleMaps   . Paratypes: 3♂, same data as holotype GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, same but 28.ix–15.x.2000; 1♂, same but 7–28.ix.2000.

Description. Male. Body length, 2 mm. Head. Frons brown, sparsely setulose, with well-defined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 light brown, conical very elongate. Arista apical, about one-third flagellomere 1 length. Palpus light brown. Gena with two to three setae. Thorax. Scutum, scutellum, and pleural regions brown; anepisternum dorsally setulose. Foreleg yellowish brown; mid and hind leg light brown. Foretibia with two dorsal setae, anterodorsal row of strong setulae, posteroventral uneven row of strong setae and three apical ventral strong setae. Foremetatarsus with anterior excavation bearing orange microtrichia, anteroapical setulose process, group of setae at excavation base and strong seta at anteroapical process base ( Fig. 9A View FIGURE 9 ). Foretarsomeres 2–5 short and wide. Foremetatarsus ratio 0.43. Hind femur expanded ventrally, with narrow basoventral band of tiny blunt setulae ( Fig. 21 View FIGURE 21 J–K). Hind femur height/length ratio, 0.43. Hind tibia with one dorsal seta in basal half. Wing ( Fig. 15G View FIGURE 15 ). Costa slightly swollen, 0.5 of the wing length; R 2+3 absent; M 1 slightly concave, curved posteriorly at apex; M 2 slightly sinuous; M 1 and M 2 thicker than CuA 1; CuA 1 -M 2 /M 2 -M 1 ratio 1.8; CuA 1 slightly sinuous. Halter white. Abdomen. Tergites brown, with shining pubescence. Hypopygium light brown ( Fig. 25H View FIGURE 25 ), left epandrial process with only one discernible process: a subepandrial wall extending from the hypoproct to its apex. Subepandrial wall with a group of approximately ten setulae. Margin of right lobe of hypandrium without lateral projection. Hypoproct with two setae.

Distribution. Known from a single locality in Pacific Coast of Colombia.

Etymology. Name derived from the Greek roots platys (broad, wide) and podos (foot), referring to the short and wide foretarsomeres 2–5.


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