Peyerimhoffia brachypoda, Shi, Kai, Huang, Junhao, Zhang, Sujiong & Wu, Hong, 2014

Shi, Kai, Huang, Junhao, Zhang, Sujiong & Wu, Hong, 2014, Taxonomy of the genus Peyerimhoffia Kieffer from Mainland China, with a description of seven new species (Diptera, Sciaridae), ZooKeys 382, pp. 67-83 : 74

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.382.4948

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:37A49038-C385-4C93-9C87-391E0F2012B0

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/E39D802B-D633-44EE-A527-83B4E39B6828

taxon LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:act:E39D802B-D633-44EE-A527-83B4E39B6828

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scientific name

Peyerimhoffia brachypoda
status

sp. n.

Peyerimhoffia brachypoda sp. n. Figs 5, 8E, 9

Specimens examined.

Holotype, male. CHINA. Zhejiang province, Anji, Mt. Longwangshan, sweep-net, 31.III.2012, Kai Shi [SM01588]. Paratype, SHANXI. 1 male, Qinshui, Dongchuancun, Dongxia, sweep-net, 25.VII.2012, Kai Shi [SM01791].

Description (male).

Head dark brown; antenna, thorax, abdomen and hypopygium brown; palp pale brown; legs yellowish-brown; wings fumose. Head (Fig. 5C, D). Eye bridge with 2 rows of facets. Prefrons with 4 setae. Clypeus with 2 setae. Maxillary palp 3-segmented, segment 1 with 1-2 setae. Length/width of 4th flagellomere: 2.36-2.74. Thorax. Anterior pronotum with 2 setae, episternum 1 with 4-5 setae. Wings (Fig. 8E). Wing length 1.34-1.46 mm, width/length: 0.41-0.44. c/w: 0.52-0.55. R1/R: 0.51-0.53. M, Cu, stM and r-m nonsetose. Legs (Fig. 5E). Front tibia with bordered prolateral patch of few strong modified setae. Length of spur/width of foretibia 1.13-1.19. Length of femur/length of metatarsus: foreleg 1.37-1.75. Length of metatarsus/length of tibia: foreleg 0.51-0.54, hind leg 0.45-0.49. Length of hind tibia/length of thorax 1.47-1.50. Hypopygium (Fig. 5A, B). Sternite 10 with one seta on each half.

Distribution.

China (Shanxi, Zhejiang, Fig. 9).

Remarks.

The new species is similar to Peyerimhoffia infera Vilkamaa & Hippa, 2005 in the shape of the gonostylus. However, the new species can be distinguished by the three-segmented maxillary palp, the gonostylus having much inflated apex and short subapical setae (two-segmented maxillary palp, the gonostylus slightly inflated at apex and bearing long subapical setae in Peyerimhoffia infera ).

Etymology.

This species is named in reference to its short apical lobe, from theGreek adjective brachypodus, meaning short base.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Sciaridae

Genus

Peyerimhoffia