Keroplatus

Mederos, Jorge, 2018, New species of Heteropterna Skuse and Keroplatus Bosc (Diptera: Keroplatidae) become the second records of this family for Cuba, Zootaxa 4461 (1), pp. 57-68: 59-60

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4461.1.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:48C61D4B-B401-4672-875A-E7D1E03229F7

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A525F623-FF8C-0373-7498-CC09FA48FD5E

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Plazi

scientific name

Keroplatus
status

 

Key to Neotropical Keroplatus  (modified from Matile, 1989):

1 Two ocelli........................................................................................... 2

- Three ocelli, the median sometimes very strongly reduced..................................................... 6

2 Sc ending at the base of Rs+M, antenna bicoloured, basal six flagellomeres yellow, remainder brown. Terminalia  , Fig. 3b View Figure (Argentina).................................................................................. K. golbachi 

- Sc extending to the apex of Rs+M, antenna unicoloured, at most some flagellomeres with brown on the disc............. 3

3 Ocelli twice their largest diameter from the eye margin, occiput only brownish on disk; Apical palpomere length subequal to penultimate; antennal flagellum with ventral setae; costal wing spots weak. Terminalia  , Fig. 3f View Figure (Paraguay)........ K. fiebrigi 

- Ocelli their own diameter distant from the eye margin; two posterior occipital spots; last palpomere much longer than penultimate; antennal flagellum without ventral setae; well-marked costal spots.......................................... 4

4 Medial costal spot encompassing the apex of Sc. Terminalia  , Fig. 3i View Figure (Trinidad)......................... K. trinidadensis 

- Medial costal spot not reaching Sc........................................................................ 5

5 Coxae entirely yellow; Abdominal tergites II-VI, in addition to the lateral spots, with a yellow medial sagittal line. Terminalia  , Fig. 3a View Figure (Panama)............................................................................... K. caribai 

- Mid and hind coxae largely stained with brown apically; Abdominal tergites II-VI with two yellow triangular spots more or less distinctly connected at the apex. Terminalia  , Fig. 3h View Figure (Brazil).................................... K. ornativentris 

6 Wings without spot pattern, just a slight pale yellowish tint; General body colour, yellow. Terminalia  , Fig. 3g View Figure ( Cuba)................................................................................................. K. maxi  n. sp.

- Wings with spot pattern, general body colour yellow or not but not in the above combination......................... 7

7 First costal spot covering the apical quarter of Sc, which ends shortly after the level of the apex of Rs+M; antennal flagellum with ventral setae. Male unknown (Mexico)....................................................... K. mexicanus 

- First costal spot at most encompassing the apex of Sc, which ends at the apex of Rs+M; antennal flagellum without ventral setae................................................................................................ 8

8 First costal spot encompassing Sc apex; Occiput uniformly reddish yellow; Male: abdominal tergite I entirely yellow, VII entirely brown. Terminalia  , Fig. 3d View Figure (Brazil)....................................................... K. townsendi 

- First costal spot not touching Sc apex; Occiput marked with brown or brownish gray; Male: abdominal tergites I and VII brown............................................................................................... 9

9 Knob of halter brown-black; Occiput largely brown; Hind coxae brown on almost the entire external surface. Terminalia  , Fig. 3c View Figure (Argentina).............................................................................. K. papaveroi 

- Knob of halter dark yellow; Occiput with two posterior grayish-brown spots; Hind coxae with a strong brown spot on the apical third. Terminalia  , Fig. 3e View Figure (Mexico)............................................................. K. striatus