Manota taedia Matile,

Hippa, Heikki, 2007, The genus Manota Williston (Diptera: Mycetophilidae) in Melanesia and Oceania, Zootaxa 1502, pp. 1-44: 12-14

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Manota taedia Matile


Manota taedia Matile 

( Figs 2View FIGURE 2 B, 6 A –D)

Manota taedia Matile 1993  , 206.

A small-sized Manota  .

Male. Coloration. See, Matile (1993). Head. Antennal flagellomere 4, Fig. 6View FIGURE 6 D. Palpomere 3 of maxillary palpus with apicomesial extension, with 4 apically expanded curved sensilla; palpomere 4 with parasegment. Thorax. Pleural setosity pattern similar to M. serawei  , Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 A: anepisternum non-setose; anterior basalare non-setose; preepisternum 2 setose, with 3 setae; laterotergite setose, with ca. 28 setae; episternum 3 setose, with ca. 5 setae. Wing. Length 1.6–1.7 mm. Hypopygium ( Figs 6View FIGURE 6 A –C). Sternite 9 extending posteriorly to halfway between the base of gonocoxa and the base of gonostylus, laterally sharply delimited, the posterior margin medially deeply notched, the anterior margin deeply notched, the setae similar to adjacent ventral setae of gonocoxa. The ventral mesial margin of gonocoxa convex at the middle. Parastylar lobe exposed, with a more anterior globular part and a less distinct flat posterior part, the anterior part with many setae. Paraapodemal lobe exposed in ventral view of hypopygium. The dorsal mesial margin of gonocoxa with a narrower setose lobe well on the posterior half and a large broad setose lobe occupying all the more apical part. One juxtagonostylar seta present: a strong megaseta, arising from a low basal body, which is scarcely more than the socket of the megaseta, the megaseta flattened and expanded from near base and apically bifurcate. Gonostylus elongate, simple, the setae simple except for one apicomesial seta, which is stronger than the other setosity. Tegmen triangular, with distinct lateral shoulders. Hypoproct posteriorly extending to the middle of gonostylus, with about 50 scattered ventral setae on each half. Cerci separate.

Female. Similar to male. Palpal sensilla not observable in the specimen studied. Preepisternum 2 with 5 setae, laterotergite with 19 setae, episternum 6 with 6 setae. Wing length 1.5 mm. Apical part of abdomen, Fig. 2View FIGURE 2 B: the long setae on tergite 9 arising from basal bodies, which are much longer than basally wide. Cercus two-segmented.

Discussion. See under M. ctenophora  .

Material studied. 2 males, Nouvelle Calẻdonie, Riviẻre Bleue, Parc 6, alt 160 m, 25.XII. 86 – 5. I. 1987, L. Bonnet de Larbogne & J. Chazeau, J. Chazeau & A. et S. Tillier forȇt humide sur alluvions, piẻge de Malaise (paratype, in MNHN); 10 males and 1 female with same data except for P 6, 12– 25.II., 160 m, L. Bonnet de Larbogne & A. Tillier (in MNHN). 1 male, Nouvelle Calẻdonie, Riviẻre Bleue, Parc 7, alt. 170 m, forȇt humide sur pente, 9 – 22.04.1987, L. Bonnet de Larbogne & J. Chazeau, J. Chazeau & A. et S. Tillier (paratype of M. ctenophora  , in MNHN); 3 males, with same data except for P. 7 (522), 8–22.II. 1989, L. Bonnet de Larbogne & J. Chazeau, J. Chazeau (in MNHN), 1 male with same data except for alt. 170 m, forȇt humide sur pente, 29.IX – 13.X. 1986, L. Bonnet de Larbogne & J. Chazeau & A. et S. Tillier (in MNHN). 4 males, Nouvelle Calẻdonie, Riviẻre Bleue, P 5, 20– 31, 150 m, forȇt humide sur alluvions, I. 1987, L. Bonnet de Larbogne & J. Chazeau & A. et S. Tillier, (in MNHN).


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Manota taedia Matile

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Manota taedia

Matile 1993