Mohrigia scrobiculata Xu & Huang

Xu, Jun, Shi, Kai, Huang, Junhao & Wu, Hong, 2017, Review of the genus Mohrigia Menzel (Diptera, Sciaridae) from China, Zootaxa 4300 (1), pp. 71-98: 90

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4300.1.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C116DDFE-623A-4B2A-9AE6-1F7421FFBEE6

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/635987A0-FFA0-3F69-FF60-6F034E3B5E73

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scientific name

Mohrigia scrobiculata Xu & Huang
status

sp. nov.

Mohrigia scrobiculata Xu & Huang  , sp. nov.

( Figs 10View FIGURE 10, 11View FIGURE 11, 14View FIGURE 14 E, 16)

Material examined. Holotype, male. China, Yunnan. Yingjiang, Tongbiguan, Mulianhuatang , 24°36.004'N, 97°39.139'E, 1341 m, 20-V-2009, leg. Su-Jiong Zhang [SM00711]. Paratype: 1 male, the same data as holotype [SM00678].GoogleMaps 

Diagnosis. This species is unique in its significantly concaved inner side of the slender gonostylus and the long and strong apical tooth arising from a lobe on the dorsal margin. The species is also characterized by two long flagellate setae on the inner side of gonostylus; tegmen trapezoid, parameral apodeme continuously sclerotized forming a central strip on dorsal side.

Description (male). Color. Head and thorax dark brown; antennae, palps, abdomen and hypopygium yellowish-brown; mesonotum brown; legs pale brown; wings fumose.

Head ( Figs 11View FIGURE 11 A, B). Eye bridge with 3 rows of facets. Maxillary palps 3-segmented, basal segment with 1 seta; 2nd segment with 5 setae; 3rd segment with 4–5 setae. Length/width index of 4th flagellomere: 2.22–2.57.

Thorax. Anterior pronotum with 3 setae, episternum 1 with 3 setae. Wings ( Fig. 14View FIGURE 14 E). Wing length 1.40–1.44 mm, width/length: 0.38. c/w: 0.63–0.68. R1/R: 0.42–0.50. r-m, stM, M1 and M2 bare, CuA1 and CuA2 bare. Legs ( Fig. 11View FIGURE 11 C). Length of spur/width of foretibia 0.82–1.03. Length of femur/length of metatarsus: foreleg 1.84. Length of metatarsus/length of tibia: foreleg 0.49–0.51, hind leg 0.42–0.45. Length of hind tibia/length of thorax 0.79– 0.97. Claws toothed.

Hypopygium ( Figs 10View FIGURE 10 A –D). The gonocoxite as long as the gonostylus. The gonostylus slender and inner side significantly concaved, densely setose on the apicoventral part, with a long and strong apical tooth arising from a lobe on the dorsal margin of gonostylus, two flagellate setae on the inner side of gonostylus present. Hypopygium without an intercoxal lobe. Tegmen trapezoid, parameral apodeme continuously sclerotized forming a central strip on dorsal side. Aedeagus relatively short. Sternite 10 with 1 seta on each half.

Distribution. China (Yunnan, Fig. 16View FIGURE 16).

Remarks. The paratype shares most of the diagnostic characteristics with the holotype, except it has an intercoxal lobe on the ventral base of hypopygium, while the holotype lacks the structure. The intercoxal lobe is usually a very important character in Mohrigia  . However, this species is unique in having its significantly concaved inner side of the gonostylus and the long and strong apical tooth arising from a lobe on the dorsal margin, shared by both the type and paratype specimens, that were collected from the same site. Therefore, we treat the two specimens as the same species in this study. If more similar materials examined in the future, the character will have to be evaluated again.

Etymology. This species is named after its significantly concaved inner side of gonostylus, from the Latin adjective scrobiculatus, meaning concave.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Sciaridae

Genus

Mohrigia