Coniceromyia parallela, 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 : 35-36

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Coniceromyia parallela

sp. nov.

Coniceromyia parallela View in CoL sp. nov.

( Figs. 5E View FIGURE 5 , 8 View FIGURE 8 C’, 15E, 21F–G, 25F, 28D)

Diagnosis (male). Wing vein M 1 approximately straight, directed posteriorly; M 2 mostly concave, ending close to M 1 ( Fig. 15E View FIGURE 15 ).

Material examined. Holotype ♂, COLOMBIA: Amazonas: Amacayacu NP: Mocagua , 3.82ºS, 70.26ºW, 14–21.viii.2000, Malaise trap, A. Parente col. ( IAVH) [LACM ENT 134014] GoogleMaps . Paratypes: 2♂, same as holotype but 27.viii–2.ix.1997, M. Sharkey col.; 1♂, same but 3–5.ix.1997; 1♂, same but 3.68°S, 70.25°W, 150m, 1–10.iii.2004, T. Pape col.; 1♂, Meta: PNN Macarena: Caño Curía , 3.35°N, 73.93°W, 13–30.ix.2004, Malaise trap, 493m, W. Villalba col GoogleMaps . COSTA RICA: 4♂, Puntarenas: Coopemarti , 8.63°N, 83.47°W, ii.1991, Malaise trap, 30m, P. Hanson col. GoogleMaps GUYANA: 2♂, Rupununi: Kurupukari , 4.07°N, 58.67°W, 11–16.x.1990, Malaise trap, 200m, L. Coote, B. Hubley col. GoogleMaps

Description. Male. Body length, 2.5 mm. Head. Frons brown, sparsely setulose, with well-defined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 orange, conical-elongate. Arista apical, slightly longer than flagellomere 1. Palpus yellowish-brown. Gena with two setae. Thorax. Scutum, scutellum and pleural regions yellowish-brown; anepisternum dorsally setulose. Legs yellowish-brown. Foretibia with two small dorsal setae and anterodorsal row of strong setulae. Foremetatarsus with anterior subtle excavation, anteroapical setulose process, and seta at base of excavation ( Fig. 8 View FIGURE 8 C’). Foremetatarsus ratio 0.3. Posterior face of hind femur with broad basoventral group of tiny blunt setulae, dorsal setulae thicker ( Fig. 21 View FIGURE 21 F–G). Hind femur height/length ratio 0.36. Hind tibia with two dorsal setae in basal half. Wing ( Fig. 15E View FIGURE 15 ). Costa swollen, 0.48 of the wing length; R 2+3 absent; M 1 approximately straight, directed posteriorly; M 2 mostly concave, ending close to M 1, CuA 1 -M 2 /M 2 -M 1 ratio 1.94; CuA 1 approximately straight. Halter yellowish-brown. Abdomen. Tergite 1 yellowish brown; tergites two to five dark brown, lighter medially and posteriorly; tergite 6 dark brown, lighter posteriorly. Hypopygium yellowish-brown ( Figs. 25F View FIGURE 25 ). Left epandrial process dorsally setose, with a group of subepandrial setae close to hypoproct, without conspicuous processes. Margin of right lobe of hypandrium without lateral projection. Hypoproct with two setae.

Distribution. Costa Rica to West and North of Amazonia ( Fig. 28D View FIGURE 28 ).

Etymology. Name derived from the Greek root parallelos (side by side equidistantly), referring to the relative position of wing veins M 1 and M 2.


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