Pseudolycoriella tenuis , Vilkamaa, Pekka, Hippa, Heikki & Mohrig, Werner, 2012

Vilkamaa, Pekka, Hippa, Heikki & Mohrig, Werner, 2012, The genus Pseudolycoriella Menzel & Mohrig (Diptera, Sciaridae) in New Caledonia, with the description of thirteen new species, Zootaxa 3207, pp. 1-21: 14-15

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Pseudolycoriella tenuis

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Pseudolycoriella tenuis  sp. n.

Figs 9View FIGURE 9 A and B

Material studied. Holotype male. NEWAbout NEW CALEDONIA, 12–25.v. 1989, Bonnet de Larbogne & Chazeau (in MNHNAbout MNHN). Paratype. 1 male, Rivière Bleue N.P., (parc 7), rainforest, 21.vii. 1992, Bonnet de Larbogne, Chazeau & Guilbert (in MNHNAbout MNHN).

Description. Male. Head. Brown, antenna unicolorous pale brown, maxillary palpus pale brown. Eye bridge 2–4 facets wide. Face with 8–13 scattered longer and shorter setae. Clypeus with 2 setae. Maxillary palpus with 3 palpomeres; palpomere 1 longer than palpomere 3, palpomere 2 shortest; palpomere 1 with 1 seta, with a dorsal patch of sensilla; surface of antennal flagellomeres rough, flagellomere 4 1.5 x as long as wide, the neck shorter than broad, the longest setae shorter than the width of flagellomere. Thorax. Pale brown, setae pale. Anterior pronotum with 2–3 setae. Episternum 1 with 5 setae. Scutum with short dorsocentrals, with 2–3 stronger laterals, scutellum with 2 longer and some short setae. Wing. Hyalinous. Length 1.3–1.5 mm. Width/length 0.50. Veins indistinct. R 1 /R 1.0. c/ w 0.75. r-m and than bM subequal in length, both r-m and bM non-setose. Halter pale brown.

Legs. Yellow. Coxal setae pale. Front tibial organ with pale fine vestiture forming a small demarcated patch, similar to Fig. 11View FIGURE 11 B. Front tibial spur slightly longer than the tibial width. Claws with teeth. Abdomen. Brown, setae dark. Hypopygium, Figs 9View FIGURE 9 A–B. Brown, concolorous with abdomen. Gonocoxa longer than gonostylus, mesial margin with sparse setosity. Gonostylus narrow, straight, with the mesial side impressed; with a dense apical vestiture, with three slender sharp megasetae, with a long subapical whiplash seta. Tegmen broader than long, apically truncate, laterally straight, with a faint broad apical process.

Discussion. See under Pseudolycoriella trispicata  .

Etymology. The name is Latin, tenuis  , narrow, referring to the slender gonocoxa and gonostylus.


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