Diplosynapsis fisheri, Vieira, Rodrigo & Rafael, José Albertino, 2016

Vieira, Rodrigo & Rafael, José Albertino, 2016, Revision of Diplosynapsis Enderlein, 1914 (Diptera, Asilidae, Asilinae) with description of four new species, Zootaxa 4208 (2), pp. 127-148: 137-138

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http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4208.2.2

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scientific name

Diplosynapsis fisheri
status

sp. nov.

Diplosynapsis fisheri  sp. nov.

( Figs. 37–48View FIGURES 37 – 45View FIGURES 46 – 48)

Diagnosis. Sternite 8 with medioapical margin produced ( Fig. 45View FIGURES 37 – 45); epandrium with ventral digitiform projection ( Figs. 38, 40View FIGURES 37 – 45); gonocoxite apex bifid ( Figs. 40, 41View FIGURES 37 – 45); female: hind femur with 3 black setae anteriorly; 4–5 black anteroventrally.

Description. Male. Holotype. Head. Scape and pedicel black, postpedicel brown; 2 long, black ocellar macrosetae and 5 setae; vertex black; frons and face black, golden and grey tomentose on lateral margins; mystax with black setae; palpus with black setae; proboscis black with black and yellow setae; labial setae yellowish; occiput grey tomentose; occipital with black and yellow setae; 3–4 black postocular macrosetae.

Thorax. Antepronotum and postpronotum black, sparsely grey tomentose; mesonotum black; lateral margin of mesonotum, postpronotal, sutural and prescutellar spot and scutellum grey tomentose; mesopleuron black, grey tomentose. Chaetotaxy: 2 black notopleural macrosetae; 1 black supra-alar setae; 1 black postalar setae; black dorsocentral setae; no anatergal setae; 7 black, apical scutellar macrosetae; black discal scutellar setae; black katatergal macrosetae; setae on meron+metanepisternal yellow and blackish.

Wing ( Fig. 39View FIGURES 37 – 45). Light brown, with costal dilation; crossvein r-m beyond middle of discal cell; microtrichia on posterior wing margin arranged in a single plane; halter yellow-brown.

Legs ( Fig. 37View FIGURES 37 – 45). Black. Chaetotaxy: fore femur with black and yellow setae; mid femur with 2 black macrosetae anteriorly and 3 anteroventrally; hind femur with 1 black macrosetae anteriorly, 4 anteroventrally, 1 anterior preapical dorsal macroseta, and another posteriorly; fore tibia apical 3/4, hind tibia 4/5, all tarsomeres ventrally, and fore and hind tarsomeres with brown, short, spiniform setae anteriorly; fore tibia with 4 black macrosetae posteriorly; mid tibia with 3 black setae anteroventrally; hind tibia with 1 black apical and 1 black posterior macroseta; tarsomeres with black setae.

Abdomen. Tergites 2–5 black, except apex brown and basal grey spot laterally; tergites and sternites 6–7 brown with dull grey tomentum ( Figs. 37, 38View FIGURES 37 – 45); sternite 8 with medioapical margin produced ( Fig. 45View FIGURES 37 – 45); sternites black with brown apex, grey tomentose.

Terminalia ( Figs. 38, 40–43View FIGURES 37 – 45). Black; terminalia oblique to body axis ( Fig. 37View FIGURES 37 – 45). Epandrium with ventral digitiform projection ( Figs. 38, 40View FIGURES 37 – 45); hypandrium developed laterally, with rounded ventral margin; gonocoxite apex bifid ( Figs. 40, 41View FIGURES 37 – 45); gonostylus apex rounded with short spines ( Figs. 41, 42View FIGURES 37 – 45); ejaculatory apodeme long and wide proximally, in lateral view ( Fig. 43View FIGURES 37 – 45); aedeagus apex without ventral projection ( Figs. 43, 44View FIGURES 37 – 45).

Lengths. Body 23.8 mm; wing 15.6 mm.

Holotype condition. Wing mounted in microslide with Canada balsam and terminalia in microtube with glycerin. Microtube and microslides pinned with specimen.

Variation. Length: Body 18.2 mm – 28 mm; wing: 11.2 mm – 16 mm; antenna wholly black; 3 long, black ocellar macrosetae; halter brown; mid femur with 3 black macrosetae anteriorly; hind femur with 5 black macrosetae anteroventrally.

Female. ( Figs. 46–48View FIGURES 46 – 48): Similar to male, except for body length: 16 mm –27.8 mm, wing 14.5 mm –17.1 mm; 5 long black ocellar macrosetae; mid femur with 3 black setae anteriorly; hind femur with 3 black setae anteriorly; 4– 5 black anteroventrally; tergites I –VI lateral margin, grey tomentose; tergite 8 long, slender and black ( Figs. 46, 48View FIGURES 46 – 48); tergite 9 + 10 membranous medially; sternites 1–7 black, grey tomentose; 3 spermathecae capsule small, rounded and sclerotized ( Fig. 47View FIGURES 46 – 48).

Etymology. A patronym to the researcher Eric Fisher, PhD.

Distribution. Costa Rica (Guapiles, Heredia, Limon, Puntarenas) ( Fig. 75).

Type material examined. Holotype: C.[ OSTA] RICA: Heredia, Finca La Selva , 4.Apr. [il]. [19]80 (1146). H. Hespenheide / Holotype Diplosynapsis fisheri  (♂ EFISHER). 

Paratypes: COSTA RICA: Prov.[ince] Heredia: 11 km SE. La. Virgen, 450-550m, 10°20’N 84°04’W 8 Abril 2003, INBio-OET-ALAS transect / 0 8 Abril 2003 Transect 05/M/01/061 / Project ALAS, INB 0003239606View Materials / Paratype Diplosynapsis fisheri  (♀ EFISHER)GoogleMaps  ; COSTA RICA, Heredia: Est.[ácion]. Biol.[ógica] La Selva , 50- 150m, 10°26’N, 84°01’ W, May 2000, INBio-OET / 29 May/ 2000 Bosque secundário / M/19/749 / Costa Rica INBIO CRI 0022View Materials 730022 / Paratype Diplosynapsis fisheri  (♀ EFISHER)GoogleMaps  ; COSTA RICA: Heredia, Pr [ovince]: La Selva Biol [ogical] Sta.[tion], 3 km S Pto. [Puerto] Viejo , 10°26’N, 84°01’ W / 23.vii.1993, H.A. Hespenheide / Paratype Diplosynapsis fisheri  (♂ EFISHER)GoogleMaps  ; same data, except: 20.vii.1982 / Paratype Diplosynapsis fisheri  (♂ EFISHER)GoogleMaps  ; same data, except: 15.iv.1982 / Paratype Diplosynapsis fisheri  (♂ EFISHER)GoogleMaps  ; same data, no date / Efferia  sp. A, det. E.M. Fisher / Paratype Diplosynapsis fisheri  (♂ EFISHER)GoogleMaps  ; COSTA RICA: Prov.[ince] Heredia: 11km SE. La. Virgen, 250-350m, 10°21’N 84°03’W, 18 Abril 2004, 03/ELP/01 Transect / 18 Abril 2004 Transect 05/M/01/061 / Project ALAS, INB 0003622914View Materials / Paratype Diplosynapsis fisheri  (♂ EFISHER)GoogleMaps  ; COSTA RICA, Limon Prov.[ince] Guapiles , vi.24 -[19]65, Coll. R.J. Hamton / Paratype Diplosynapsis fisheri  (♀ EFISHER)  ; COSTA RICA, Cartago, 20 km, ne, Turrialba , 820m. July 23, 1975, E.M. Fisher, collr. / Paratype Diplosynapsis fisheri  (♀ EFISHER)  ; same data / = Diplosynapsis Enderlein Enderl.  [ein] det. E.M. Fisher [19]92 / Paratype Diplosynapsis fisheri  (♂ EFISHER)  ; COSTA RICA, Puntarenas Prov.[ince], Parque Nacional Corcovado, Est.[ácion] Sirena , 8° 28’ 31” N, 83°36’ W / 25.iii.1981 H.A. Hespenheide / Paratype Diplosynapsis fisheri  (♀ EFISHER)GoogleMaps  ; COSTA RICA: Limon Prov.[ince] 17 km, W. Guapiles, 13, Jul. [y], 1986, F.T. Hovore, P.H. Sullivan / Paratype Diplosynapsis fisheri  (♀ EFISHER). 

INB

Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad

CRI

Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universit�rio

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Diplosynapsis