Ablabesmyia arquata Neubern

Oliveira, Caroline Silva Neubern De, Silva, Mário Antonio Navarro Da & Gessner, Alaíde Aparecida Fonseca, 2013, <p> <strong> Neotropical <em> Ablabesmyia </ em> Johannsen (Diptera: Chironomidae, Tanypodinae) – Part I </ strong> </ p>, Zootaxa 3733 (1), pp. 1-123: 9-10

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3733.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:EE758378-9459-4970-8D59-5258597A0E28

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03816D3D-FFDE-FFE5-858B-A18EBE7B9280

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scientific name

Ablabesmyia arquata Neubern
status

sp. n.

Ablabesmyia arquata Neubern   sp. n.

( Figs 1 View FIGURES 1 , 2 View FIGURES 2 )

Type material. Holotype: ♂, Brazil, Santa Catarina, Nova Teutônia , 52°42`42``W – 27°16`36``S, x.1970, F. Plaumann — LEIA GoogleMaps   . Paratype: ♂, same data as holotype— MZSP GoogleMaps   .

Diagnostic characters. A. arquata   sp. n. differs from other species mainly due to sharply curved blade aedeagal; truncated dorsal lobe.

Etymology. From Latin, arquatus, meaning arched, referring to the shape of the aedeagal blade.

Male (n = 2, unless otherwise stated): Dimensions: Total length 4.68–4.73 mm. Wing length 2.56–2.59 mm. Total length/wing length 1.81–1.85. Wing length/length of profemur 2.70–2.78.

Coloration ( Fig. 1A–F View FIGURES 1 , 2A View FIGURES 2 ): wings and thorax follow figures 1A and 1B, respectively. Legs: P I –femur with 3 bands, tibia with 4 bands, the second small and incomplete band; P II, P III –femora with 2 bands, tibiae with 3 bands. Ratio of bands, related tibiae and tarsomeres 1 follow table 2. Hypopygium: gonocoxite apex and gonostylus base brown.

Head: antenna with 14 flagellomeres; AR 1.77–1.78; apical flagellomere 142–143 µm long and subapical seta 41–43 µm long; temporals 43–45, postoculars 16; coronal triangle 150–153 µm long and base 91–93 µm; clypeus bearing 44–45 setae, 130–140 µm long and 118 µm wide; labrum with 5 setae, 115–135 µm long and 88 µm wide; tentorium 183–200 µm long; cibarial pump 390–399 µm long and orifice 70 µm from apex; palpomeres 1–5: 63–67; 135–140; 170–190; 178–188; 245–247 µm long; palpomere 3 with sensilla capitata 54–58 µm from base.

Wing ( Fig. 1A View FIGURES 1 ): width/lenght 0.28 (n=1); VR 0.82–0.88; C 2.37–2.39 mm long; Sc 1.06–1.15 mm long; m-cu 37 µm long and 700–720 µm from arculus; fr 820–850 µm from arculus; R 3 apex close to C; brachiolum with 3 setae; squama with 39 (n=1) setae.

Thorax ( Fig. 1B View FIGURES 1 ): antepronotals 18; scutelars not discernible; humerals 11–14; prealars 25–28; supraalar 1.

Legs ( Fig. 1D–F View FIGURES 1 ): P I —apex of tibia 63 µm wide and with apical pectinated spur 65–72 µm long, spur ratio 0.54–0.61; tarsomeres 1–2 with 2 pseudospurs 55–66 µm long. P II —apex of tibia 59–60 µm wide and with 2 apical pectinated spurs 63–65 and 55–58 µm long, spur ratio 0.65–0.70 and 0.63–0.64 respectively; tarsomeres 1–2 with 3, 6 or 7 pseudospurs 55–79 µm long. P III —coxa without central microsetae; apex of tibia 77 µm wide and with 2 apical pectinated spurs 73–77 and 58–65 µm long, spur ratio 0.57 and 0.57–0.60 respectively; tarsomeres 1–3 with 2 or 10 pseudospurs 73–85 µm long. Lengths and proportions of leg segments table 3.

ta 5 LR BV SV BR

P I 174–180 0.79–0.80 1.97–2.0 2.21–2.28 2.0–2.10

P II 160–170 0.71 2.39–2.45 2.72–2.78 1.4–1.5

P III 161–170 0.76–0.84 1.99–2.15 2.03–2.28 2.0

Hypopygium ( Fig. 2A–D View FIGURES 2 ): tergite IX with 2 central setae; anal point absent; phallapodeme 42 µm long; sternapodeme 113–127 µm long; gonocoxite 175–208 µm long and 113–128 µm wide; gonostylus 175–200 µm long, with 5 apical teeth; tapered megaseta; HR 1.0; HV 2.34–2.78. Aedeagal complex: grooved and arched aedeagal blade 50–51 µm long, base 13–15 µm, 9/10 8–9 µm; truncated dorsal lobe, 10 µm long, base 8 µm; lateral lobe and basidorsal lobe present.

Female and immatures. Unknown.

MZSP

Sao Paulo, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo