Rhinoleucophenga jacareacanga

Poppe, Jean Lucas, Valente, Vera Lúcia Da Silva, Santos, João Pedro Junges Dos & Gottschalk, Marco Silva, 2016, A new species of the genus Rhinoleucophenga (Diptera: Drosophilidae) and redescription of five species from Neotropical region, Zootaxa 4208 (3), pp. 261-281: 279

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http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4208.3.5

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Rhinoleucophenga jacareacanga
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Rhinoleucophenga jacareacanga  sp nov. Poppe, Valente & Gottschalk

( Figures 12View FIGURE 12 a –e; 13a –d; Table 1)

Material examined. Two dried male specimens labelled “ Jacareacanga  , Pará, Brasil. M. Alvarenga, xii.1968 ”. Deposited in CEIOC. 

Type series. Holotype: 1♂ (dried and mounted specimen, deposited in CEIOC) labelled “ Jacareacanga  \ Pará, Brasil \ DET – M. Alvarenga \ X.68 \ Inst. Osw. Cruz n° 8.120 \ HOLOTYPUS ”. Additionally labelled as “ Rhinoleucophenga jacareacanga    ; HOLOTYPE ♂; State of Pará, Brazil. Det.: JL Poppe and MS Gottschalk; v.2014 ”. Postabdomen dissected stored in a microvial with glycerin, on the same pin with the respective specimen  . Paratype: 1♂ (dried and mounted specimen, deposited in CEIOC) labelled “ Jacareacanga  \ Pará, Brasil \ DET – M. Alvarenga \ X.68 \ Inst. Osw. Cruz n° 8.120 \ HOLOTYPUS ”. Additionally labelled as “ Rhinoleucophenga jacareacanga    ; PARATYPE; State of Pará, Brazil. Det.: JL Poppe and MS Gottschalk; v.2014 ”. All specimens were deposited in Coleção Entomológica do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz ( CEIOC), Fiocruz. 

Diagnosis. Body brown. Front covered with ca. 80 scattered interfrontal setulae. Arista with 15 long dorsal branches and 11 long ventral branches plus terminal fork. Clouded wings with vein M IV curved into R4+5. Abdomen with dark brown stripes interrupted medially in the tergite II and continuous from the tergites III. Body length 6.00 mm. Male terminalia as in figure 13a –d.

Description. Head ( Fig. 12View FIGURE 12 a, d). Front homogeneously brown, covered with ca. 80 scattered interfrontal setulae; ocellar triangle brown with dark brown ocelli. Carina nose-like and ca. 90% sulcated. Face and gena brown; antenna with flagellomere homogeneously brown and pedicel brownish; arista with 15 long dorsal branches and 11 long ventral branches plus terminal fork. Palpus brown with ca. 36 setae on lower part.

Thorax ( Fig. 12View FIGURE 12 a, b). Scutum brown, scutellum brownish and marginally brown. Twelve irregular rows of acrostichal setulae. Three pairs of prescutellar acrostichal setae, the central one is the longest. Pleura and legs brown; halters brownish.

Wings ( Fig. 12View FIGURE 12 e). Brownish, with brown clouded around the veins R2+3, C II, C III, R4+5 apical distally, M III, M IV and Dm-Cu. Vein M IV is distally curved into R4+5.

Abdomen ( Fig 12View FIGURE 12 c). Proximally brownish and distally brown; tergite II with dark brown stripes interrupted medially and continuous from the tergite III.

Male terminalia ( Fig. 13View FIGURE 13 a –d) aedeagus shaped like a “water drop”, elongated, wider basally. Slightly curved ventrally with a dorsal apical sharp projection. Epandrium microtrichose with ca. 8 upper and 25 long lower setae on each side. Surstyli with 17 prensisetae. Cerci elongated, with ca. 60 setae each one.

Female unknown.

For more measures and indices see Table 1.

Etymology. The species name refers to its original label at CEIOC /Fiocruz: “ Jacareacanga  \ Pará, Brasil \ M. Alvarenga \ XII.1968 ”.

Type locality. It is from the municipality of Jacareaganga, State of Pará, north of Brazil (6°13'20"S 57°45'10"W).GoogleMaps 

Distribution. Known only from the type locality (State of Pará, Brazil).

Biology. Collect method unknown.