Coniceromyia dasypoda, 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 : 10-19

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Coniceromyia dasypoda

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Coniceromyia dasypoda sp. nov.

( Figs. 2F View FIGURE 2 , 8L View FIGURE 8 , 13L View FIGURE 13 , 18 View FIGURE 18 J–K, 24M, 27F)

Diagnosis (male). Anepisternum dorsally setulose, hind femur with broad band of tiny blunt setulae (dorsal setulae thicker) ( Fig. 18 View FIGURE 18 J–K), left epandrial process with dorsal medially directed lobe ( Fig. 24M View FIGURE 24 ), forefemur, foretibia and foretarsus with elongated ventral thin setulae ( Fig. 2F View FIGURE 2 ).

Material examined. Holotype ♂, ECUADOR: Sucumbios: Sacha Lodge , 0.5ºS, 76.5ºW, 10–21.xi.1994, Malaise trap, 270m, P. Hibbs col. [LACM ENT 039385] GoogleMaps . Paratypes: 1♂, same as holotype but 0.5°S, 75.5°W, 25.vii– 3.viii.1994. BRAZIL: 1♂, Amazonas: Manaus: PDBFF Res. 1208, 3.13°S, 60.02°W, 8.x.1985, Malaise trap, B. Klein col. GoogleMaps ; 1♂, Amazonas: Reserva Ducke , 23.xi.1981, J.A. Rafael col. ( MZUSP) . COLOMBIA: 1♂, Amazonas: PNN Amacayacu: Mocagua , 3.82°S, 70.26°W,–6.vii.2000, Malaise trap, 300m, A. Parente col. GoogleMaps ; 2♂, same but 7–19.vii. 2000, 150m; 3♂, same but 3–9.iv.2000; 3♂, same but 20–27.iii.2000; 1♂, same but 27.iii–3.iv.2000; 1♂, same but 11–19.iii.2000; 4♂, same but x.1988, M. Kelsey col.; 3♂, same but ix.1988; 1♂, same but 3.68°S, 70.25°W, 12.iii–2.iv.2001, D. Chota col.; 1♂, same but 3.38°S, 70.25°W, 26.ii–12.iii.2001; 1♂, Rio Raposo , viii.1965, light trap, V. Lee col. ; 3♂, Putumayo: PNN La Paya: Cabaña Viviano , 0.12°S, 74.93°W, 15–30.x.2001, Malaise trap, 320m, R. Cobete col. GoogleMaps

Description. Male. Body length 2.1 mm. Head. Frons brown, sparsely setulose, with well-defined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 light brown, conical. Arista apical, about twice flagellomere 1 length. Palpus yellowish-brown. Gena with two setae. Thorax. Scutum, scutellum, and pleural regions brown; anepisternum dorsally setulose. Legs yellowish-brown. Forefemur with slightly elongate setae along posteroventral margin. Foretibia with two dorsal setae, anterodorsal row of strong setulae; and long thin curved setae on posterior and ventral faces. Foremetatarsus with anterior excavation bearing few setulae, setulose anteroapical process, group of setae at base of excavation with one slightly stronger seta, and seta at base of anteroapical process. Ventral margin of foremetatarsus excavation slightly projected anteriorly ( Fig. 8L View FIGURE 8 ). Foremetatarsus ratio 0.34. Posterior face of hind femur with basoventral band of tiny blunt setulae, dorsal setulae thicker ( Fig. 18 View FIGURE 18 J–K). Hind femur height/length ratio 0.34. Hind tibia with one dorsal seta in basal half. Wing ( Fig. 13L View FIGURE 13 ). Costa swollen, 0.39 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 1.7; CuA 1 sinuous. Halter white. Abdomen. Tergites dark brown; tergites 1-5 with shiny pubescence. Hypopygium light brown ( Fig. 24M 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 three setae.

Distribution. Central Amazonia ( Fig. 27F View FIGURE 27 ).

Etymology. Name derived from the Greek roots dasys (hairy) and podos (foot), referring to the foretibia and foretarsus with elongated ventral thin setae.

Variations. Specimens with three dorsal setae on foretibia; thin setae on posterior and ventral faces of foretibia not as long and curved as in the holotype.


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