Mesoconius filipes ( Enderlein, 1922 )

Marshall, Stephen A., 2019, A revision of the genus Mesoconius Enderlein (Diptera, Micropezidae, Taeniapterinae), European Journal of Taxonomy 548, pp. 1-126 : 103-104

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2019.548

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:7BA0D937-437E-4252-8EF4-4F35E6B59445

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5925768

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DB2535-6F18-FFF4-097E-FA23FB66FC2D

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scientific name

Mesoconius filipes ( Enderlein, 1922 )
status

 

Mesoconius filipes ( Enderlein, 1922)

Fig. 40 View Fig D–E

Zelatractodes filipes Enderlein, 1922: 169 .

Aristobata melini Frey, 1927: 69 . syn. nov.

Zelatractodes filipes – Hennig 1935: 38 . — Steyskal 1968: 20.

Diagnosis

Length 13 mm. Head and prothorax black; mesothorax orange-brown; palpus orange. Mid and hind femora orange on basal ⅔, black on distal ⅓. Fore tarsus white-yellow, except for pale brown apex; hind tarsus with tarsomere 1 white-yellow, except apex, other tarsomeres black. Abdomen orange basally, metallic blue-black distally. Frontal vitta slightly raised. Dorsocentral bristle small (shorter than scutellum) but distinct. Wing very lightly infuscated, with no apparent pattern. Abdominal segments 1–2 strongly petiolate; T1+2 slightly more than twice as long as T2.

Material examined

Holotype of Zelatractodes filipes

PERU • ♀; Pozuzo ; 800 m a.s.l.; May 1903; S.B. Hoffmanns leg.; MNBG.

Syntypes of Aristobata melini

PERU • 2 ♀♀, 2 ♂♂; Eastern Andes , Roque; 1925; Douglas Melin leg.; ZMUH .

Other material

ECUADOR • 1 ♂ (photograph only); Eastern Andes , near Loreto, Narupayacu Biological Station; 00°43ʹ30ʺ S, 77°46ʹ2.8ʺ W; 1138 m a.s.l.; 10 May 2019 GoogleMaps .

Remarks

Mesoconius filipes is based on a single type specimen that S.B. Hoffmanns collected in Peru at the unusually low (for Mesoconius ) altitude of 800 m. The specimen is in poor condition, greasy and with no antennae, but the colours seem distinctive and the same as those of Aristobata melini . The type locality of Aristobata melini , also in Peru, is similar to that of Mesoconius filipes and at the same altitude (800 m).

Note added in proof: The male photographed in Equador (subsequent to the acceptance of this paper) was collected, but remains at Yanayacu Biological Station. It has not been available for detailed study due to delays in obtaining the permits necessary for transport and export of the specimen.

ZMUH

Zoological Museum, University of Hanoi

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Micropezidae

Genus

Mesoconius

Loc

Mesoconius filipes ( Enderlein, 1922 )

Marshall, Stephen A. 2019
2019
Loc

Zelatractodes filipes – Hennig 1935: 38

Steyskal 1968: 20
Hennig 1935: 103
1935
Loc

Aristobata melini

Frey 1927: 103
1927
Loc

Zelatractodes filipes

Enderlein 1922: 103
1922