Paranomina dayi, Mcalpine, 2019

Mcalpine, David K., 2019, Review of the Species of Paranomina (Diptera: Lauxaniidae), Records of the Australian Museum 71 (3), pp. 71-85: 82-84

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.2201-4349.71.2019.1655

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:42B24AEC-FB7A-4C28-B978-9E956B66DCD4

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3852396

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F45C33-B72C-FFDD-FC3A-FC4F6511D703

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Paranomina dayi
status

sp. nov.

Paranomina dayi   sp. nov.

http://zoobank.org/NomenclaturalActs/ D5B378FE-8EB5-4A75-8FE2-FD461A6BE4A5

Figs 22 View Figure 22 –24

Holotype ♂. New South Wales : Gibraltar Range National Park, swamp area, 9.ii.1982, B.J.D. ( AM K.456346). On leaves of Xanthorrhoea   . On micropin through polyporus   . Paratypes. New South Wales : 3♀♀, 10 km NW of “Tuglo”, 48 km N of Singleton, 9–10 Dec. 1981, B.J.D. ( AM). Queensland: 3♂♂, 2♀♀, Bunya Mountains, April 1972, G.D. ( AM, QM)   .

Description (male, female). Agreeing with generic description, but with distinctive pigmentation of thorax and legs.

Coloration Head largely tawny to tawny-brown; face and parafacial more or less whitish-pruinescent, lower and some lateral parts of face grey-brown.Antenna tawny-brown with some grey pruinescence; segment 3 often partly darker; arista black. Prelabrum tawny-brown; palpus tawny to brown. Thorax largely tawny-brown; humeral callus blackish brown on c. lower quarter of surface; mesopleuron with dark brown zone covering anterior half and extending narrowly

surstyli, posterior view, scale = 0.2 mm. (24) Aedeagal complex, anterior view, scale = 0.2 mm.

to posteroventral extremity; sternopleuron largely brown, with greyish pruinescence. Coxae largely tawny; femora brown-black, narrowly tawny apically; tibiae dark brown to blackish; tarsi brown. Wing hyaline; halter dull yellow. Abdominal tergites tawny-brown to dark brown.

Male postabdomen very similar to that of P. mouldsorum   except as indicated. Surstylus on distal surface commonly with one or two larger, prominent setulae; aedeagal rod resembling that of P. mouldsorum   , but longer relative to surstylus, with medially placed terminal tooth compressed, broadly rounded in lateral view.

Dimensions. Total length, males 4.3–5.1 mm, female 4.6 mm; length of thorax, males 2.1–2.2 mm, female 2.1 mm; length of wing, males 5.3–5.5 mm, females 4.9–5.2 mm.

Distribution. Higher rainfall areas of south-eastern Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales.

Notes. Paranomina dayi   is readily distinguished from other species by the extensive brown-black zones on the legs, thoracic pleura, and abdominal tergites. It is closest morphologically to P. mouldsorum   , but the tooth-like projections on the aedeagal rod differ in shape.

The specific epithet refers to Barry James Day, who collected significant material for this project.

AM

Australian Museum

QM

Queensland Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Lauxaniidae

Genus

Paranomina