Melaloncha crinita,

Brown, Brian V., 2006, Revision of the untreated taxa of Melaloncha s. s. bee-killing flies (Diptera: Phoridae), Zootaxa 1280 (1), pp. 1-68: 47

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1280.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:55F01BD6-4319-49C1-AA45-AAF0B27AEF15

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5072695

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03870D30-FFB9-6326-7313-06B4FB62472A

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Melaloncha crinita
status

new species

Melaloncha crinita  new species

Fig. 36View FIGURES 32–42

Recognition. This yellow species recognized by the shape of the ovipositor, which is rounded laterally, and apically narrowed to a broad, rounded point.

Description. Female (male unknown). Body length 2.0 mm. Frons dark yellow, bare of setulae; ocellar triangle with dark color connecting ocelli. Frons 0.46 head width. Medial furrow absent. Ocular setae brown dorsally, yellow laterally and ventrally; genal setae yellow. Flagellomere 1, aristomeres 1–2 and base of 3 yellow; most of aristomere 3 brown. Palpus white; palpal setae brown. Scutum yellowish­brown, with small posterolateral dark brown spot. Scutellum yellow, with anterolateral dark round spot. Pleuron yellowish­brown except basalare black. Legs yellowish­brown. Combined length of foretarsomeres equal to length of foretibia. Foretarsal claws recurved, with large basal lobe. Costa 0.51 wing length. Halter yellow. Abdominal tergites anteriorly yellow, posteriorly black; tergites 2–5 with black color extending farther forward medially. Venter of abdomen yellow. Ovipositor basally yellow, mostly black; rounded, expanded slightly at midlength; apex broadly rounded in dorsal view; with long, curved setae throughout, but especially dense ventrally.

Host. Unknown.

Geographical distribution. Costa Rica.

Derivation of specific epithet. Latin crinitus for long­haired, hairy.

Holotype. ♀, COSTA RICA: Heredia: La Selva Biological Station , 10.43°N, 84.02°W, 16.iii.1993, ALAS, Malaise trap M/12/043 [INBIOCRI002273264] ( INBC).GoogleMaps 

INBC

Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Phoridae

Genus

Melaloncha