Cooka melanderi (Cook),

Amorim, Dalton de Souza & Brown, Brian V., 2020, Urban Scatopsidae (Diptera) of Los Angeles, California, United States, Insect Systematics and Diversity 4 (1), No. 1, pp. 1-41: 38

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1093/isd/ixaa001

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:BCD57714-6B3C-4E4C-AB32-3686BEB2DA74

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3846994

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/EE454154-FFC7-BA6D-3BF9-FCC4FE97F952

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Cooka melanderi (Cook)
status

 

Cooka melanderi (Cook) 

( Figs. 14View Figs and 27View Figs)

Cooka melanderi (Cook)  , 1975: 74, Figs. 18View Figs (♂ terminalia), 30 (♀ terminalia) ( Rhexoza  ). Type ♂, NMNH.

Ref.– Cook 1978 (redescription), Figs. 7View Figs (♂ segment 7), 15 (♂ terminalia), 22 (♀ terminalia). Amorim 2007 (new combination).

Diagnosis. One single whorl of setae on flagellomeres 1–9. Large maxillary palpus, rounded distally. Sternites 1–4 unsclerotized. Pre-tergites 2 and 3 produced. Length of cell r5 about five times its width at base. Aedeagal plate present, flattened. Tergite 9 laterally compressed, distally rounded; gonostylus absent; sperm duct opening at the apex of a short basal extension of the aedeagal sclerite. Female sternite 8 well projected, with a deep posterior incision.

Material Examined. 2 ♂♂, United States, California, Los Angeles Co., Glendale , 34.149°N 118.218°W, BioSCAN site 13, Malaise trap, 245.4 m, Coll. Karen Hoffman, BioSCAN sample 16722 (LACM)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution. United States, southern California.

Remarks. The type locality of C. melanderi  is Santa Ana, California, just southeast of Los Angeles. Only two males of this species have been collected, both in the same sample. The type series of C. melanderi  had only two specimens, the male holotype and a female paratype. We have no photos of these specimens, but Cook’s (1975) original illustrations are good enough for the recognition of the species. There are no records for species of Cooka  in the BOLDSystems website.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Scatopsidae

Genus

Cooka