Sciophila turkolutea , Bechev, Dimitar & Koç, Hasan, 2006

Bechev, Dimitar & Koç, Hasan, 2006, Two new species of Sciophila Meigen (Diptera: Mycetophilidae) from Turkey, with a key to the Western Palaearctic species of the S. lutea Macquart group, Zootaxa 1253, pp. 61-68: 66-67

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Sciophila turkolutea

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Sciophila turkolutea  sp. n.

( Figs. 8View FIGURES 1 – 8, 11View FIGURES 10 – 11)

Holotype male: Turkey: Denizli, Acipayam, Kizilca Borough Road 10 km (37 º 28 ' N / 29 º 13 ' E), 1287 m, 22.04. 2003, Leg. H. Koç, A. Karaman & O. Ozgül (in coll. UP).

Head. Brownish. Antenna yellow, flagellomeres about 2.5 x as long as broad. Palpus yellow.

Thorax. Yellow­brownish. All hairs and setae yellow. Laterotergite and mediotergite bearing setae.

Legs. Yellow, with dark patch below trochanters. Setae on coxae, tibiae, and tarsi brown, spurs yellow.

Wing. Length 3.9 mm. With both macrotrichia and microtrichia, long setulae above and below Sc, R 1, and R 5. Vein Sc 2 about level with base of Rs; R 4 close to Rs, forming quadrate cell; r­m shorter than stem of median fork. Halter yellow.

Abdomen. Yellow, with yellowish hairs. Genitalia ( Figs. 8View FIGURES 1 – 8, 11View FIGURES 10 – 11). Apical part of dorsal gonocoxal lobe rounded, without processes. Gonocoxal apodeme with bifurcate apical process. Outer process apically also bifurcate. Elongate ventral lobe of gonostyle with 2 long tube­like megasetae, anterior portion of median lobe with 3 megasetae. Apical portion of gonostyle with numerous dark, rather long­stalked, forked megasetae. Tergite 9 with 2 long setae, about 1.3 times as long as broad. Apical margin nearly straight.

Female. Unknown.

Differential diagnosis. Sciophila delphis  has apodemal processes different in form, but in S. turkolutea  the outer process is long and bifurcate apically, whereas in S. delphis  it is broad.

Etymology. The name is an adjective based on occurrence in Turkey and relationship to S. lutea  .

Habitat. A mixed forest along a mountain stream. The vegetation consists of trees ( Salix  sp., Pinus  sp., Quercus  sp.) and herbaceous plants ( Trifolium  sp., Vicia  sp., E quisetum sp., Juncus  sp., Urtica  sp.).