Sciophila muglolutea , 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: 64-65

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Sciophila muglolutea

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Sciophila muglolutea  sp. n.

( Figs. 4View FIGURES 1 – 8, 10View FIGURES 10 – 11)

Holotype male: Turkey: Muġla, Fethiye, Seki Plateau (36 º 49 ' N / 29 º 33 ' E), 1122 m, 28.06. 2003, Leg. H. Koç & O. Ozgül (in coll. UP).

Head. Brown. Antenna yellow, flagellomeres about 3 x as long as broad. Palpus yellow.

Thorax yellow. 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 3.6 mm. With both macrotrichia and microtrichia, long setulae above and below Sc, R 1, and R 5. Vein Sc 2 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 brownish hairs. Genitalia ( Figs. 4View FIGURES 1 – 8, 10View FIGURES 10 – 11). Apical part of dorsal gonocoxal lobe rounded, without processes. Gonocoxal apodeme with bifurcate apical process, its branches pointed apically, long and curved, convergent and crossed apically. 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 1.4 times as long as broad. Apical margin curved in proximal direction.

Female. Unknown.

Differential diagnosis. Convergently curved apodemal processes.

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

Habitat. Reed formations and rocky edges of a mountain stream. The vegetation consists of Salix  sp., Nerium oleander  , and Cupressus sempervirens  in the rocky areas and Juncus  sp., Avena  sp., Trifolium  sp., Tordylium  sp., and Typha  sp. in the reed formations.