Chonocephalus longicornis, Disney, 2008

Disney, R. H. L., 2008, Review of Neotropical Chonocephalus Wandolleck (Diptera: Phoridae), Zootaxa 1772 (1), pp. 1-54 : 27-28

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1772.1.1

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5124999

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/C36887E2-873F-FF93-AD94-F934FF2FF95F

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Chonocephalus longicornis
status

sp. nov.

Chonocephalus longicornis sp. nov.

( Figs 82–87 View FIGURES 82–83 View FIGURES 84–87 )

The name refers to the exceptionally long aristae of the female.

Male. Postpedicel longer than its greatest breadth. Left and right sides of epandrium as Figs 82 and 83 View FIGURES 82–83 ; left gonopod and lobe of hypandrium as Fig. 84 View FIGURES 84–87 ; right lobe as Fig. 85 View FIGURES 84–87 . Wing 1.2–1.3 mm long. Costal index 0.51–0.52. Vein 3 with a terminal vesicle which extends beyond tip of costa. All tibiae are brown.

Female. Length about 1 mm. Thorax and abdominal tergites uniformly dark brown contrasting with the almost colourless frons. Aristae at least 0.5 mm long. Sternite 8 and spermatheca as Fig. 86 View FIGURES 84–87 and furca as Fig. 87 View FIGURES 84–87 . Front tibia and distal halves of mid and hind tibiae whitish yellow. Hind tarsus with a ventral hair palisade on segments 1–3.

Material. Holotype male, Costa Rica, Puntarenas, Las Cruces Biological Station , 8.80 o N, 82.97 o W, 1200 m, Malaise trap, 14–19 November 2005, G. Kung & A. Kreuter ( CUMZ, 26-77) GoogleMaps . Paratype, 1 female, caught in copula with holotype ( CUMZ) ; 3 males, as holotype except 7–17 November 2005 ( CUMZ, LACM, 26-79) ; 1 male, Puntarenas, Las Alturas , 8.95 o N, 82.83 o W, 1500 m, Malaise trap, 12–14 November 2005 ( CUMZ, 26- 78) GoogleMaps .

CUMZ

Cameroon University, Museum of Zoology

LACM

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Phoridae

Genus

Chonocephalus