Coniceromyia amazonensis, Ament & Kung & Brown, 2020

Ament, Danilo César, Kung, Giar-Ann & Brown, Brian V., 2020, Forty-one new species of Coniceromyia Borgmeier (Diptera: Phoridae), an identification key, and new distributional records for the species of the genus, Zootaxa 4830 (1), pp. 1-61 : 3-4

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Coniceromyia amazonensis

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Coniceromyia amazonensis sp. nov.

( Figs. 1A View FIGURE 1 , 8A View FIGURE 8 , 13A View FIGURE 13 , 17 View FIGURE 17 A–B, 24A, 27A)

Diagnosis (male). Anepisternum dorsally setulose, hind femur with broad band of tiny blunt setulae (dorsal setulae thicker) ( Fig. 17 View FIGURE 17 A–B), left epandrial process with dorsal medially directed lobe, forefemur with long, thin setae along entire anteroventral and basal third of posteroventral margins, foremetatarsus with at least four long setae on excavation ( Fig. 8A View FIGURE 8 ).

Material examined. Holotype: ♂, COLOMBIA: Amazonas: PNN Amacayacu: Mocagua : 3.82°S, 70.26°W, 11–19.iii.2000, Malaise trap, 150m, A. Parente col. ( IAVH) [LACM ENT 132369] GoogleMaps . Paratypes: 5♂, same as holotype; 5♂, same but 27.iii–3.iv.2000; 2♂, same but 20–27.iii.2000; 1♂, Putumayo: PNN La Paya: Cabaña La Paya Chagra , 0.12°S, 74.93°W, 30.iii–15.iv.2002, Malaise trap, 320m, R. Cobete col. GoogleMaps ECUADOR: 1♂, Napo: Yasuni NP PUCE: Yasuni Res. Stn. , 0.67°S, 76.39°W, 3–20.xi.1998, Malaise trap, T. Pape & B. Viklund col. GoogleMaps

Description. Male. Body length 1.8 mm. Head. Frons brown to dark brown, sparsely setulose, with well-defined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 light brown, conical. Arista apical, about twice flagellomere 1 length. Palpus light brown. Gena with two setae. Thorax. Scutum, scutellum, and pleural regions brown; anepisternum dorsally setulose. Legs yellowish-brown. Forefemur with long, thin setae along entire anteroventral and basal third of posteroventral margins. Foretibia with two dorsal setae and anterodorsal row of strong setulae. Foremetatarsus with anterior excavation bearing few long setulae and elongated setae along ventral margin of excavation, anteroapical setulose process, long seta at base of excavation, approximately half length of foremetatarsus, and seta at base of anteroapical process ( Fig. 8A View FIGURE 8 ). Setae on ventral face of foremetatarsus long, erect. Foremetatarsus ratio 0.33. Posterior face of hind femur with basoventral band of tiny blunt setulae, dorsal setulae thicker ( Fig. 17 View FIGURE 17 A–B). Hind femur height/length ratio 0.33. Hind tibia with one dorsal seta in basal half. Wing ( Fig. 13A View FIGURE 13 ). Costa swollen, 0.38 of the wing length; R 2+3 absent; M 1 concave, curved posteriorly at apex; M 2 sinuous, CuA 1 -M 2 /M 2 -M 1 ratio 1.2; CuA 1 sinuous. Halter white. Abdomen. Tergites dark brown. Hypopygium light brown ( Fig. 24A View FIGURE 24 ). Left epandrial process with dorsal setae, dorsal medially directed lobe, and internal face with elevation near base with apical setulae. Margin of right lobe of hypandrium without lateral projection. Hypoproct with two setae.

Distribution. Colombian and equatorial Amazon ( Fig. 27A View FIGURE 27 ).

Etymology. The specific epithet refers to the type locality, Amazonia.


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