Neopleurophora manaura, Ament & Amorim, 2013

Ament, Danilo Cesar & Amorim, Dalton De Souza, 2013, Taxonomic revision of the genus Neopleurophora Brown (Diptera: Phoridae), with the description of thirty seven new species, Zootaxa 3657 (1), pp. 1-93: 34-35

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Neopleurophora manaura

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Neopleurophora manaura   , sp. nov.

( Figs. 76–79 View FIGURES 76–79 , 176 View FIGURES 160–195 , 213 View FIGURES 196–233 , 242–243 View FIGURES 240–245 , 286–287 View FIGURES 284–287 )

Diagnosis (males). Epandrial medial process large, not bifurcated; base of hind femur with ventral lobe bearing strong setae; phallic ventral plate bearing many apical teeth.

Material examined. Holotype ♂, BRAZIL: Amazonas : Manaus, Reserva Km 41, PDBFF, 07–08.vii.2004, Malaise trap, R. Querino col. ( MZUSP)   . Paratype: BRAZIL: 1 ♂, Amazonas: Manaus, PDBFF, reserva 1210, 26.ix.1985, Malaise trap, B. Klein col ( INPA)   .

Description. Male. Body length, 2.9 mm. Head. Frons black, pubescent, without median furrow. Flagellomere 1 yellowish-brown, pubescent, oval. Arista pre-apical, pubescent. Palpus yellowish-brown; two upper genal and one lower genal setae. Thorax. Scutum and pleural sclerites brown; anepisternum setulose dorsally, with one long seta; scutellum brown. Legs yellowish-brown, hind femur dorsally brown. Forefemur with ventral row of four strong setae near apex. Foretibia with one dorsal seta at basal third and an anterodorsal row of strong setae. Foremetatarsus ratio, 6.1. Midtibia with one anterodorsal and one posterodorsal setae at basal third ( Fig. 176 View FIGURES 160–195 ). Hind femur swollen (height/length ratio, 0.43), with ventral lobe near base with approximately seven strong setae ( Figs. 242–243 View FIGURES 240–245 ). Hind tibia with one anterodorsal and four posterodorsal setae ( Fig. 213 View FIGURES 196–233 ). Wing. Costa 0.47 of the wing length, other wing features as for the genus. Halter white. Abdomen. Tergites dark brown, with lighter posterior band. Hypopygium light brown ( Figs. 76–79 View FIGURES 76–79 ). Epandrial medial process not bifurcated, large. Epandrial right posterior margin with medial projection, with subepandrial setulose process. Hypandrium left lobe large; right lobe small. Hypoproct with two setae. Phallus ( Figs. 286–287 View FIGURES 284–287 ). Basiphallus without dorsal process. Core plate flattened, bilobed. Epiphallus with medium size scales, connected to the right arm at the left lateral of the phallus. Ventral plate well developed, bifurcated at apex into two dented processes.

Female. Unknown.

Geographic distribution. This species is only known from Manaus, in northern Amazonia, Brazil.

Etymology. The specific epithet corresponds to a Portuguese term referring to those born in Manaus, typelocality of this species, and should be treated as a noun in apposition.


Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo


Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia