Spathipheromyia atra Malloch, 1934

Patitucci, Luciano Damián, Olea, María Sofía & Mulieri, Pablo Ricardo, 2019, A review of Spathipheromyia (Diptera: Muscidae) from Argentina with the description of an extra-large new species, Zootaxa 4701 (2), pp. 168-178: 171-172

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Spathipheromyia atra Malloch, 1934
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Spathipheromyia atra Malloch, 1934  

For a complete list of references, see the catalogue by Carvalho et al. (2005). Information subsequent to this catalogue: Löwerberg-Neto & Carvalho 2009 (endemism); Löwerberg-Neto et al. 2011 (biogeography); Löwerberg- Neto & Carvalho 2013 (checklist); Couri & Sousa 2019 (key, diagnosis).

Male. Abdomen. Sternite 5 with square shape and two apical lobes, sclerotized; with several long setae on the whole surface; basal margin straight; apical margin “U” shape with a triangular process in the middle line of the plate ( Fig. 1e View FIGURE 1 ). Terminalia. Cercal plate setulose, strongly sclerotized, with apical margin curved inwards ( Fig. 1f View FIGURE 1 ). Surstylus slightly curved in apical tip, and with same length than cercal plate in lateral view. Hypandrium longer than wide. Aedeagus with phallapodeme curved strongly sclerotized, dilated at apex, with bifurcated base that articulates with epiphallus, and longer than hypandrium in lateral view ( Fig. 1g View FIGURE 1 ); pregonite developed, kidney-shaped, ventrally fused with the hypandrium; postgonite developed; epiphallus sclerotized, and distiphallus tubular, strongly sclerotized and not surrounding the acrophallus ( Fig. 1h View FIGURE 1 ).

Type material examined. Paratype male pinned, “ Bariloche / Rio Negro / Agr. Nov. 1926 / R & E Shannon” print. on white paper; “ Paratype No [print.] / 49842 [handwr.] / U.S. N.M. [print.]” on red paper; “ ♂ ” handwr. on white paper; “MNRJ [print.] 6197 [handwr.]” on white paper, black frame   . Paratype male pinned, damaged, without head and abdomen, “ Bariloche / Rio Negro / Agr. Nov. 1926 / R & E Shannon” print. on white paper; “ Paratype No [print.] / 49841 [handwr.] / U.S. N.M. [print.]” on red paper; “ ♂ ” handwr. on white paper; “MNRJ [print.] 6197 [handwr.]” on white paper, black frame   .

Material examined. ARGENTINA. Chubut: PN Lago Puelo, La Playita -42.0974, -71.6155, 200 m. a.l.s., 09.I.2012, Patitucci leg., 1 female ( MACN) GoogleMaps   ; PN Lago Puelo, Río Azul II, -42.090, -71.682, 200 m. a.l.s., 13.I.2012, Mulieri leg., 1 female ( MACN) GoogleMaps   ; PN Los Alerces, Cabecera sur Lago Futalaufquen , -42.8847, -71.6, 500 m. a.l.s., 5.II.2013, Mulieri leg., 1 female ( MACN)   , same data except, Patitucci leg., 1 female ( MACN)   . Neuquén: Aluminé , -39.233, -70.912, 900 m. a.l.s., II.2013, Patitucci, Mulieri & Olea leg., 2 females ( MACN) GoogleMaps   ; ANP Batea Mahuida , -38.8454, -71.093, 1400 m.a.l.s., I.2013, Mulieri, Olea & Patitucci leg., 2 females, 1 male ( MACN) GoogleMaps   , same data except, XII.2013, Mulieri & Patitucci leg., 6 females, 1 males ( MACN) GoogleMaps   ; Pampa de Lonco Luan , -38.897919, - 70.890376, 09.II.2018, Patitucci leg., 4 females, 5 males ( MACN) GoogleMaps   ; PN Lanín, Arroyo Correntoso, Tromen , -39.608, -71.403, 1100 m.a.l.s., 15.XII.2013, Mulieri leg. Females 2, males 1 ( MACN) GoogleMaps   ; PN Lanín, Laguna Pudú Pudú , -40.362, -71.6155, 1000 m.a.l.s., 23.II.2011, Mariluis leg., 1 female, 1 male ( MACN) GoogleMaps   , same data except, Patitucci leg., 1 female ( MACN) GoogleMaps   ; PN Lanín, Río Turbio, Tromen , -39.587, -71.4313, 1000 m.a.l.s., 15.XII.2013, Olea leg., 1 female ( MACN) GoogleMaps   ; Primeros Pinos, Portezuelo La Atravezada , -38.891693, -70.652192, 08.II.2018, Patitucci leg., 1 female ( MACN) GoogleMaps   ; Villa Peuhuenia , -38.887, -71.159, 1000 m.a.l.s., 17.XII.2013, Mulieri & Patitucci leg., 1 female ( MACN) GoogleMaps   . Santa Cruz: Lago Argentino , -50.319, -72.818, 21.I.1952, Liebermann & Hall leg. 18 females, 16 males ( MACN) GoogleMaps   . Tierra del Fuego: Pto. Harberton , -54.877, -67.328, 26.I.67, Willink leg., 1 female ( IFML) GoogleMaps   . CHILE. Región de Aysen: Chile chico, Lag. Buenos Aires , 24-31.XII.1960, Peña leg., 2 females ( MNRJ)   . Región de la Araucania: Lonquimay, Sierra Nevada , I.1962, Peña leg., 2 males ( MNRJ)   ; same data except, Marimenuco , I-1964, 1 male ( MNRJ)   ; Villarrica, Cautín , 16-25.I. 165, Peña leg., 1 female ( MNRJ)   . Región de Magallanes: Ultima Esperanza, Laguna Azul , 1.II.1952, Cekalovic leg., 9 females, 5 males ( MNRJ)   .

Distribution in Argentina ( Fig. 3b View FIGURE 3 ): Chubut (new record), Neuquén, Río Negro, Santa Cruz (new record), Tierra del Fuego (new record).

Remarks. Malloch (1934) described S. atra   from male and female specimens from several locations of Argentina and Chile. Later, Couri (1982) provided a detailed description of male and female.

MACN

Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia

MNRJ

Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro