Macgrathphora pacifica, Brown, 2022

Brown, Brian V., 2022, Two new genera of phorid flies, Macgrathphora and Aurisetiphora, from Costa Rica (Diptera: Phoridae), with recommendations for naming new genera in the family, Zootaxa 5115 (4), pp. 571-581 : 578

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5115.4.7

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:23F98AA6-D461-4249-A264-289FA0D22608

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6361584

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/2F7B879A-FFCF-FF93-FF21-FF32FEBDFD1A

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Plazi

scientific name

Macgrathphora pacifica
status

new species

Macgrathphora pacifica new species

( Figs. 3 View FIGURES 1–4 , 9 View FIGURES 5–10 , 13 View FIGURES 11–14 )

HOLOTYPE. ♂. COSTA RICA: Puntarenas: 3km SW Rincon , 8.68°N, 83.48°W, 10m, ♂, vii–ix, 1990, P.Hanson, Malaise trap [ LACMN ENT 043400 ] ( MUCR). GoogleMaps

PARATYPES. 1♂, same data as holotype GoogleMaps . 3♂, 5km SW Rincon, 8.70°N, 83.51°W, 40m, B. V. Brown, V. Berezovskiy, Malaise trap ( LACM). ECUADOR: Pichincha: 17 km E Santo Domingo, above Tinalandia , 1150m GoogleMaps , 2♂, 9–13.v.1987, B.Brown, L.Coote, montane forest ( LACM) .

Diagnosis. The wing venation of this species differs from that of the otherwise similar M. caribbea in that costal sector 1 is much longer than sector 2, and Rs is less swollen and not increasing in size distally. Otherwise, the two species are extremely similar. The female is unknown.

No sequence information is available for this species.

Distribution. This species is known from the Pacific lowlands of the base of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, and from a mid-elevation forest in Ecuador.

Etymology. The species name pacifica refers to the Pacific Ocean coast of Costa Rica, where most specimens have been collected.

MUCR

Museo de Insectos

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

LACM

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Phoridae

Genus

Macgrathphora