Jelte, Stuke, Jens-Hermann, 2008

Stuke, Jens-Hermann, 2008, Two new genera of Conopidae from the Afrotropical and Neotropical Region (Diptera), Zootaxa 1874, pp. 50-56 : 52-56

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gen. nov.

Jelte gen. nov.

Figs. 5–8 View FIGURES 5 – 8 , 10 View FIGURES 9 – 10 .

Type-species: Pleurocerinella neotropica CAMRAS, 2007 by monotypy.

Material examined: 1Ψ (Paratypus), Bolivia, Cochabamba, 26.I.1976, leg. L. E. Pena, coll. Camras.

Diagnosis: The monotypic genus can be recognized easily because it is the only genus with an elongated postpedicellus (fig. 7) in the Neotropic. The main characters to distinguish Jelte from Pleurocerinella and Tammo are given in table 1.

KRö BER (1939 a) presents the most recent world key of conopid genera. Jelte belongs to Kröber's Microconops -genera group (Conopinae). Within this group Jelte will key out to the Australian genus Paraconops KRö BER, 1915.

Description: Black-brown species.

Head: Three distinct ocelli. The vertex cannot be recognized as a separate sclerite. Occiput with long, black hairs behind the ocelli. Antenna as shown in fig. 7: Pedicellus longer than scapus, stylus two segmented. Proboscis much longer than the head (fig. 6). Labellum hardly broader than the labrum with inconspicuous, short hairs (fig. 6). Palpus vestigial. Occiput and frons black-brown. Parafacial without black spot (fig. 6). Parafacial with a few long, light yellow hairs. Parafacial close to the antennal groove with a small, shiny area, which is contrasting with the adjacent dusted parts. Facial carina occupying approximately half the length of the antennal groove, in the ventral part the facial carina joins the antennal groove. Gena broad (fig. 6). Head without setae.

Pleurocerinella BRUNETTI, Tammo gen. nov. Jelte gen. nov. 1923

body colour black-brown species with orange-brown species with black-brown species with

mainly brownish or orange-yel- black legs (fig. 1) brownish legs (fig. 5) low legs

Thorax: Mesoscutum completely dusted, with a few scattered black hairs. One small anterior and one larger posterior notopleural seta present. One small seta at both the katepisternum and the propleuron. Wing darkened between radial vein R4+5 und Costa (fig. 8). Alula smaller than basal medial cell [bm], without microtrichia. Vena spuria in radial cell r4+5 distinct. Angle between discal medial-cubital crossvein (DM-Cu) and apical media (M) about 150°. Radial-medial crossvein (R-M) in the middle of the discalmedial cell (dm) and beyond the junction of the subcostal and costal vein. Legs with scattered short black hairs. Coxae without any long black hairs. Middle femur posterodorsally with a row of 5 – 6 regular arranged black hairs. All femora ventrally with two rows of small, black bristles towards apex. Basitarsi ventrally with dense brown hairs. Tibiae completely dusted.

Abdomen: Female abdomen as figs. 5 and 10. Tergite 5 and 6 completely dusted (fig. 10).

Etymology: The genus name, Jelte , is dedicated to my younger son. The name is to be treated as male.

Distribution: The single species of this genus is only known from the type series from Bolivia (Cochabamba).











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