Scatopsciara hardyi

Mohrig, Werner, Kauschke, Ellen & Broadley, Adam, 2019, Revision of black fungus gnat species (Diptera, Sciaridae) described from the Hawaiian Islands by D. E. Hardy and W. A. Steffan, and a contribution to the knowledge of the sciarid fauna of the, Zootaxa 4590 (4), pp. 401-439: 427

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Scatopsciara hardyi

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Scatopsciara hardyi  sp. n. *

( Fig. 18 A – CView FIGURE 18)

Material: Holotype: Male, 1.-13.viii.1997, Hawaiian Islands ; O‘ahu, ‘Ewa, suburban area, Malaise trap, leg. Gonzales ( BPBM). 

Description. Male. Head. Eye bridge 2–3 facets wide. 4 th flagellomere with a l/w-index of 2.4, haired as long as width of basal node. Palpus 3-segmented, short; basal segment with a small shallow sensory pit and 1 bristle.

Thorax. Brown. Scutum with brownish hairs. Wing pale; R 1 short = 1/3 R; c somewhat longer than ½ w; y short = 1/ 2 x, bare; posterior veins bare. Haltere short, brownish. Legs paler than thorax; tibial organ small, comb-like; spurs of middle and hind tibia with two long but unequal spurs; claws toothless. Abdomen. Brown. Hypopygium brown, ventral base more densely haired than the inner ventral margin of the gonocoxites; gonocoxites longer than the gonostylus; gonostylus elongate, slightly pointed towards the apex and bulbous in the middle of the inner sides, without an apical tooth but with 3 equal spines at the apex. Tegmen large, wider than long. Aedeagus rather short, with a distinct furca. Body size: 1.2 mm.

Comments. The species is characterized by a short palpus with a shallow sensory area, wings with a short y and a rather short C, hypopygium with an elongate gonostylus, bulbous in the middle of the inner side, without an apical tooth but with 3 equally long spines.

Distribution. Hawaiian Islands (O‘ahu).

*The species is named in honour of D. Elmo Hardy (3 September 1914 – 17 October 2002), ( Figure 1View FIGURE 1).