Forcipomyia (Euprojoannisia) mortuifolii Saunders

Spinelli, Gustavo R., 2017, A distinctive new species of biting midge in the subgenus Euprojoannisia Brèthes from Mexico with new records of Neotropical species of Forcipomyia Meigen (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), Zootaxa 4329 (2), pp. 189-195: 192

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4329.2.6

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scientific name

Forcipomyia (Euprojoannisia) mortuifolii Saunders
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Forcipomyia (Euprojoannisia) mortuifolii Saunders 

Forcipomyia (Proforcipomyia) mortuifolii Saunders 1959: 35  . Trinidad. (all stages; figs. female habitus, palpus, tibial comb, spermathecae, wing, antenna, male genitalia, pupa, larva); Chan & LeRoux 1971: 1329 (phylogenetic relationships). Forcipomyia (Euforcipomyia) mortuifolii  : wirth 1974: 14 (in New world catalogue south of the USA).

Forcipomyia (Euprojoannisia) mortuifolii: Bystrak  & wirth 1978: 29 (all stages; distribution; figs. anterior veins of wings, palpus, frontal sclerite, flagellum, tibial comb of fore, mid and hind legs, male genitalia, detail of male sternite 9, spermathecae, female genitalia); wilkening et al 1985: 515 (Florida records); Borkent & wirth 1997: 31 (in world catalogue); Borkent & Spinelli 2000: 14 (in New world catalogue south of the USA); Borkent & Spinelli 2007: 49 (in Neotropical catalogue); Borkent & Grogan 2009: 7 (in Nearctic catalog); Grogan et al 2010: 10 (Florida record); Borkent 2016: 33 (in online world catalogue).

Material examined. MEXICO, Oaxaca, Municipio Santo Domingo Petapa , Localidad Río del Sol, Malaise trap, 29̄30̄ June ̄2009, Salceda, S.B., Rodríguez, A.A. & Ordóñez, A.J., Coll., 1 male (slide)  . New Mexico record. 

Diagnosis. Very small species, wing length 0.95 mm, male with ninth sternum with two mesal stout spines; gonostyle with mesal process. Female with palpus short and stout; mandible with fine teeth; oval basal flagellomeres; spermathecae slightly unequal, darkly sclerotized.

Distribution. Forcipomyia (E.) mortuifolii  is widely distributed in the Caribbean region from extreme southern Florida, USA, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Dominica, Santa Lucia and Trinidad. We provide the first record for Mexico.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Ceratopogonidae

Genus

Forcipomyia

Loc

Forcipomyia (Euprojoannisia) mortuifolii Saunders

Spinelli, Gustavo R. 2017
2017
Loc

Forcipomyia (Proforcipomyia) mortuifolii

Chan 1971: 1329
Saunders 1959: 35
1971