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
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Aprionus odini sp. nov.
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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.
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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).GoogleMaps
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).
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.
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