Aprionus odini,

Jaschhof, Mathias & Jaschhof, Catrin, 2017, New species of Aprionus (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae, Micromyinae) from Sweden and other parts of the Palearctic region, European Journal of Taxonomy 378, pp. 1-38: 17-19

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2017.378

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CF87D4-097E-0446-FD1E-7E57FAFCFEB8

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scientific name

Aprionus odini
status

sp. nov.

Aprionus odini  sp. nov.

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Fig. 9View Fig

Diagnosis

The gonostylus has a characteristic, large, rounded lobe subapicomedially (↓, Fig. 9AView Fig), a clearly convex basal portion, a small basolateral apodeme, and a moderately large tooth apically. The tegmen is 3.5 times as long as wide, therefore longer than in any other species of the styloideus  group, and evenly tapered towards the apex; large finger pairs are absent, but there are numerous tiny little finger vestiges dorsosubapically (↓). The anterior corners of the subanal plate are visible as two weakly contoured rectangles, each with a comma-shaped sclerotization (↓). The gonocoxal apodemes are so long that the dorsal bridge, which is subtriangular, extends far beyond the ventroanterior gonocoxal edge (↓). The postfrons bears a single pair of setae; antennal translucent sensilla are either single-pointed or two- to three-pointed, or -branched; the neck of the fourth flagellomere is longer than the node ( Fig. 9BView Fig); the palpus is 4-segmented; and postocular bristles number 8–10.

Etymology

Odin, depicted as one-eyed and accompanied by various animal companions, is the god associated with healing, death, knowledge, sorcery, battle, and more.

Material examined

Holotype

SWEDEN: ♂, Öland, Mörbylånga, Västerstad elm-forest Nature Reserve, 56.42° N, 16.42° E, mature elm forest, Malaise trap, M. and C. Jaschhof leg. with the Swedish Malaise Trap Project (trap 3001, collecting event 3056), 6 Aug.–6 Sep. 2014 (NHRS, no. CEC193).

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Paratypes

SWEDEN: 6 ♂♂, Öland, Borgholm, Rönnerum-Abbantorp NR, 56.75° N, 16.62° E, mixed broadleaf forest, MT, MCJ leg., 22 Aug.–30 Sep. 2015 ( NHRS, nos CEC 362– CEC 367).

Other material studied

SWEDEN: 2 ♂♂, Öland, Borgholm, Skepparsäng NR, 57.31° N, 16.47° E, mixed coniferous / broadleaf forest, MT, MCJ leg., 24 Aug.–1 Oct. 2015 ( DEI, nos CEC 368– CEC 369); 2 ♂♂, Öland, Mörbylånga, Färjestaden, 56.63° N, 16.47° E, backyard with shrub and young birch trees, MT, MCJ leg., 19 Aug.– 6 Oct. 2015 ( DEI, nos CEC 370– CEC 371).

Differential diagnosis

A species very similar to Aprionus odini  sp. nov. is Aprionus cardiophorus  , which differs in the gonostylus lacking a subapical lobe and the tegmen constricted subapically and lacking finger vestiges ( Spungis & Jaschhof 2000: fig. 6).

Distribution and phenology

Sweden (Öland). Adults were collected from August to October in various different woodlands.

MT

Mus. Tinro, Vladyvostok

MCJ

Missouri Southern State College

NHRS

Swedish Museum of Natural History, Entomology Collections

DEI

Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Cecidomyiidae

Genus

Aprionus