Hyphantrophaga pabloumanai Fleming & Wood

Fleming, AJ, Wood, D. Monty, Smith, M. Alex, Dapkey, Tanya, Hallwachs, Winnie & Janzen, Daniel, 2019, Twenty-two new species in the genus Hyphantrophaga Townsend (Diptera: Tachinidae) from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, with a key to the species of Mesoamerica, Biodiversity Data Journal 7, pp. 29553-29553 : 29553

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Hyphantrophaga pabloumanai Fleming & Wood

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Hyphantrophaga pabloumanai Fleming & Wood   ZBK sp. n.


Type status: Holotype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0007490 ; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen, W. Hallwachs & Ruth Franco; individualID: DHJPAR0007490; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: ASTAT262-06, 03-SRNP-14280,; Taxon: scientificName: Hyphantrophagapabloumanai; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Hyphantrophaga; specificEpithet: pabloumanai; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2017; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Guanacaste; county: Sector Santa Rosa; locality: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste ; verbatimLocality: Area Administrativa; verbatimElevation: 295; verbatimLatitude: 10.8376; verbatimLongitude: -85.6187; verbatimCoordinateSystem: Decimal; decimalLatitude: 10.8376; decimalLongitude: -85.6187; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2017; Event: samplingProtocol: Reared from the larva of the Apatelodidae, Colabatalybia; verbatimEventDate: 05-Oct-2003; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen GoogleMaps


Male (Fig. 24). Length: 6-7 mm. Head (Fig. 24b): vertex 1/4 of head width; two pairs of reclinate upper orbital setae; ocellar setae arising beside to slightly behind anterior ocellus; ocellar triangle pale brassy-silver (slight gold tinge present but overall concolorous with fronto-orbital plate); fronto-orbital plate pale brassy-silver over 75%, changing to brilliant silver adjacent to parafacial, densely setulose, setulae not extending below lowest frontal seta; parafacial silver and bare; facial ridge bare; eye densely haired; pedicel orange, lighter than dark brown/black postpedicel; arista brown, very minutely pubescent, distinctly thickened on basal 1/3-1/4; palpus yellow/orange, slender and haired apically. Thorax (Fig. 24a, c): dull brassy-grey tomentose dorsally, grey tomentose laterally; densely covered in black setulae along anterior and lateral surfaces, dorsally with dense dark setulae interspersed amongst setae; four prominent dorsal vittae, outermost two broken across suture, innermost pair unbroken across suture, extending to 2nd postsutural dorsocentral seta; postpronotum with 4-5 setae arranged in a triangle; chaetotaxy: acrostichal setae 3:3; dorsocentral setae 3:4; intra-alar setae 2:3; supra-alar setae 2:3; three katepisternal setae, basal seta weak and anterior to suture; lateral scutellar setae less than 1/2 as long as subapical setae; basal scutellar setae curving inwards medially, as long as subapical setae; apical scutellar setae short, crossed apically; one pair of discal scutellar setae more widely set than apical setae; scutellum concolorous with scutum. Legs (Fig. 24c): dark reddish-brown to black in ground colour; fore femur with dense silver tomentum on posterodorsal surface; hind coxa bare. Wing (Fig. 24a, c): pale translucent, hyaline, not distinctly infuscate; vein R4+5 with only two setulae at base. Abdomen (Fig. 24a, c): ground colour reddish-brown; mid-dorsal depression on ST1+2 reaching hind margin; median marginal setae present on ST1+2-T3; a complete row of marginal setae present on T4; discal setae only T5; sex patch present on T4-T5; distinct tomentose bands along anterior 2/3 of T3 and T4, broken medially by a dorsocentral stripe; T5 with silver tomentum over its entire dorsal surface; T3-T4 with darkened patches dorsolaterally, these more concolorous with ST1+2. Terminalia: not examined.

Female. Not known at this time.


Hyphantrophaga pabloumanai sp. n. can be distinguished from all other Hyphantrophaga species by the following combination of traits: fronto-orbital plate silver tomentose, pedicel orange, four postsutural dorsocentral setae, legs reddish-black, hind coxa bare, median marginal setae present on ST1+2, discal setae only on T5.


Hyphantrophaga pabloumanai sp. n. is named in recognition of Pablo José Umaña Calderon's dedication and work in finding and rearing the ACG caterpillars that contained tachinid larvae.


Costa Rica, ACG, Guanacaste province, 295 m elevation.


Hyphantrophaga pabloumanai sp. n. has been reared once from one species of Lepidoptera in the family Apatelodidae , Colabata lybia Druce, 1898, in dry forest.