Agrophaspidium minutum Wheeler and Mlynarek

Wheeler, Terry A. & Mlynarek, Julia J., 2008, Systematics of Agrophaspidium, a new genus of Neotropical Chloropidae (Diptera), Zootaxa 1926, pp. 41-52: 45-46

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.184802

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5667014

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/8F49C541-FFF7-FF93-ADC9-FAA38A0636DD

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scientific name

Agrophaspidium minutum Wheeler and Mlynarek
status

sp. n.

Agrophaspidium minutum Wheeler and Mlynarek   , sp. n.

( Figs. 11–13 View FIGURES 11 – 13 )

Description (male only): Total length 1.5–1.6mm. Frons brown, yellow at anterior margin; frontal triangle almost reaching anterior margin of frons, shining except for anterior apex; ocellar tubercle brown, shining; 8– 9 short fronto-orbital setae; 5 interfrontal setae, strongest pair at anterior margin of frons; ocellar bristles short, convergent; postocellar bristles strong, black, short; inner vertical bristle proclinate, dark; outer vertical bristle strong, black, similar to postocellar bristle; eye bare; genal height 0.09–0.11 times eye height; vibrissa stronger than genal setae; postgena narrow, brown; occiput brown, pollinose; face pale, pollinose; antenna pedicel yellow; first flagellomere yellow; arista brown, short pubescent; proboscis slender, yellow; palpus yellow.

Scutum mostly shining; postpronotum brown, with 1 long postpronotal setae; scutellum dark, marginal projections well-developed, pollinose; apical tubercles 0.2 times length of scutellum; sub-apical tubercles same size as apical tubercles; apical scutellar bristles 1.4 times length of tubercles, scutellar setulae pale; thoracic pleurites shining. Legs yellow except for wide brown band around middle of all femora and tibiae. Wing: ratio of second to third costal sectors 1.9 –2.0: 1; halter yellow with darker base. Abdomen brown.

Male postabdomen: epandrium small ( Fig. 11 View FIGURES 11 – 13 ); surstylus as large as epandrium, outer lobe slightly branched apically ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 11 – 13 ), inner lobe absent; cercus simple, quadrate in lateral view ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 11 – 13 ), narrow, triangular in posterior view ( Fig. 13 View FIGURES 11 – 13 ); phallus slender, blunt ended.

Type material: Holotype ɗ: PANAMA: Canal Zone, E shore Gatun Lake, near Colón, 2–14.vii. 1979, humid forest, Tree 2, E.C. Broadhead, canopy fogging ( USNM). Paratypes: COSTA RICA: Higuito, San Mateo, P. Schild (2 ɗ, USNM); PANAMA: Canal Zone, E shore Gatun Lake, near Colón, 2–14.vii. 1979, humid forest, Tree 4, E.C. Broadhead, canopy fogging (1 ɗ, USNM); Canal Zone, E shore Gatun Lake, near Colón, 2–14.vii. 1979, humid forest, Tree 7, E.C. Broadhead, canopy fogging (2 ɗ, USNM).

Etymology: The species name is from the Latin minutus (small), referring to the small male genitalia in this species.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History