Coniceromyia trilobata, 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: 47-48

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Coniceromyia trilobata

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Coniceromyia trilobata   sp. nov.

( Figs. 7D View FIGURE 7 , 9J View FIGURE 9 , 16D View FIGURE 16 , 23A View FIGURE 23 , 25Q View FIGURE 25 , 28G View FIGURE 28 )

Diagnosis (male). Costa considerably swollen, wing vein M 2 basal two thirds approximately straight, apical third sinuous, diverging from M 1 ( Fig. 16D View FIGURE 16 ), foremetatarsus with very strong curved seta at base of excavation ( Fig. 9J View FIGURE 9 ).

Material examined. Holotype ♂, BRAZIL: Mato Grosso: Chapada dos Guimarães: Trilha Cachoeira Véu de Noiva , 15°24’33.0”S 55°49’54.9”W, 19.ix–13.x.2011, Malaise trap, 577m, Lamas, Nihei & eq. col. ( MZUSP) [ MZ053403 View Materials ] GoogleMaps   . Paratypes: BRAZIL: 2♂, Rondônia: Guajará-Mirim: Rio Ouro Preto , 10°58’23”S 65°05’39”W, 20–27.x.1995, Malaise trap, J.A. Rafael & A.L. Henriques col. ( MZUSP) GoogleMaps   ; 2♂, Minas Gerais: Monte Azul: Serra de Montevidéu Formosa , 15°12’19.1”S 42°48’02.5”W, 30.xi–6.xii.2015, Malaise trap, 1141m, L.N. Perillo col. ( MZUSP & UFMG) GoogleMaps   .

Description. Male. Body length 1.6 mm. Head. Frons dark brown, sparsely setulose, with well-defined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 light brown, globose. Arista apical, four times longer than flagellomere 1. Palpus yellowish-brown. Gena with two setae. Thorax. Scutum, scutellum, and pleural regions brown; anepisternum bare. Legs yellowish-brown. Forefemur anteroventral margin slightly expanded ventrally, with slightly elongated setae in basal half. Foretibia with two dorsal setae and anterodorsal row of strong setulae. Foremetatarsus with anterior excavation, anteroapical setulose process, very strong curved seta at base of excavation, and strong seta near base of anteroapical process ( Fig. 9J View FIGURE 9 ). Foremetatarsus ratio 0.37. Posterior face of hind femur with broad basoventral group of tiny blunt setulae, dorsal setulae thicker ( Fig. 23A View FIGURE 23 ). Hind femur height/length ratio 0.29. Hind tibia with one dorsal seta in basal half. Wing ( Fig. 16D View FIGURE 16 ). Costa considerably swollen, 0.39 of the wing length; R 2+3 absent; M 1 concave; M 2 basal two thirds approximately straight, apical third sinuous, diverging from M 1, CuA 1 -M 2 /M 2 -M 1 ratio 1.47; CuA 1 sinuous. Halter white. Abdomen. Tergites dark brown. Hypopygium yellowish-brown ( Fig. 25Q View FIGURE 25 ). Left epandrial process rectangular in lateral view, with three apical lobes and a setulose subtle subepandrial elevation. Margin of right lobe of hypandrium without lateral projection. Two setae on hypoproct.

Distribution. Low and mid-elevation sites from Central to West of Brazil ( Fig. 28G View FIGURE 28 ).

Etymology. Name derived from the Latin roots tri and lobus, referring to the three apical lobes of the left epandrial process.


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