Cheiromyia Dyte

Brooks, Scott E., Cumming, Jeffrey M., Limeira-De-Oliveira, Francisco & Pollet, Marc, 2018, New species and records of Cheiromyia Dyte from Brazil and French Guiana (Diptera: Dolichopodidae), Zootaxa 4444 (3), pp. 267-282: 269

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4444.3.3

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scientific name

Cheiromyia Dyte
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Genus Cheiromyia Dyte 

Cheirocerus Parent, 1930: 13  . Type species: Cheirocerus palmaticornis Parent  [Neotropical], by monotypy. Preoccupied by Cheirocerus Eigenmann, 1917  [Pisces].

Cheiromyia Dyte, 1980: 223  . Type species: Cheirocerus palmaticornis Parent  , automatic. Replacement name for Cheirocerus Parent, 1930  .

Recognition. Males of the genus are readily distinguished by their striking antler-like antennae ( Figs 1–8View FIGURES 1–3View FIGURES 4–9), each bearing one or many projections on the outer surface of the enlarged postpedicel ( Figs 1 View Figure , 4, 6 View Figure ), and by their distinctive hypopygia with ventrally projecting right and left apicoventral epandrial lobes, each bearing a pair of long fine setae ( Figs 17, 19 View Figure , 22, 24 View Figure ). Females are problematic to recognize when not collected with males, and cannot readily be diagnosed from females of Paraclius Loew.  Morphological features shared among all species are given in the full generic redescription provided by Brooks et al. (2010) and are not included in the species descriptions below.

Distribution. Based on the material examined in the revision by Brooks et al. (2010) and new records reported herein, the genus is known to occur from the following countries: Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil (Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Ceará, Pará, Piauí, Pernambuco, Maranhão, Minas Gerais, Roraima, São Paulo, Sergipe, Tocantins), Bolivia (La Paz), Guyana, Surinam and French Guiana. Currently the genus has not been recorded from southern South America or from the Pacific side of the Andes Mountains.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Dolichopodidae

Loc

Cheiromyia Dyte

Brooks, Scott E., Cumming, Jeffrey M., Limeira-De-Oliveira, Francisco & Pollet, Marc 2018

2018
Loc

Cheirocerus

: 13

Loc

Cheiromyia

: 223