Agrophaspidium

Wheeler, Terry A. & Mlynarek, Julia J., 2008, Systematics of Agrophaspidium, a new genus of Neotropical Chloropidae (Diptera), Zootaxa 1926, pp. 41-52: 49-50

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5667023

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/8F49C541-FFFB-FF9F-ADC9-F8E08E18359D

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Agrophaspidium
status

 

Agrophaspidium   spp. females

Material examined: COSTA RICA: Prov. Guanacaste, 9km S Santa Cecilia, Estacion Pitilla, 700m, iii. 1991, C. Moraga, L-N-330200,380200, INBIO CRI 000 701195 (1 Ψ, INBio); Prov. Limon, 4km NE Bribri, 50m, xii. 1989 - iii. 1990, P. Hanson (1 Ψ, DEBU); Prov. Puntarenas, Las Alturas Biol. Stn. (8.57 °N, 82.50 °W), 1600m, sweep at forest edge, 13.viii. 1995, D. Caloren (2 Ψ, DEBU); Prov. Puntarenas, Monteverde, Finca Canada [Estacion Biologica], 25–26.viii. 1992, D.C. Currie (1 Ψ, CNC); Prov. Puntarenas, Peninsula Osa, 23km N Pto. Jimenez, La Palma, 10m, Malaise trap, x–xi. 1990, P. Hanson (1 Ψ, LEM); Prov. Puntarenas, R.F. Golfo Dulce, 24km W Piedras Blancas, 200m, xii. 1990, P. Hanson (1 Ψ, LEM); La Suiza de Turrialba, xi. 1922, P. Schild (2 Ψ, USNM); La Suiza de Turrialba, 1923, P. Schild (1 Ψ, USNM); La Suiza de Turrialba, P. Schild (1 Ψ, USNM); Higuito, San Mateo, P. Schild (4 Ψ, USNM); PANAMA: Canal Zone; E shore of Gatun Lake, near Colón, 2–14.vii. 1979, humid forest, Tree 6, E.C. Broadhead, canopy fogging (1 Ψ, USNM); Canal Zone; E shore of Gatun Lake, near Colón, 2–14.vii. 1979, humid forest, Tree 7, E.C. Broadhead, canopy fogging (1 Ψ, USNM); Loma Barrocha, 17.vii. 1952, F.S. Blanton (1 Ψ, USNM).

Remarks: Females have not been associated with males of A. minutum   , A. monticola   or A. psilotum   . The female specimens listed above differ from males of those species in that the frontal triangle is entirely shining and the palpus is dark in females. This is probably evidence of sexual dimorphism, although at least some of the females may represent additional species. We hesitate to describe these female specimens as new species or assign them to species that are currently based only on males. See also remarks under A. hastatum   .

CRI

Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universitário

INBio

National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica

DEBU

Ontario Insect Collection, University of Guelph

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Chloropidae