Coniceromyia basalis Borgmeier

Ament, Danilo César & Amorim, Dalton De Souza, 2016, Taxonomic revision of Coniceromyia Borgmeier (Diptera: Phoridae), with the description of three new species from Brazil, Zootaxa 4086 (1), pp. 1-87: 16

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Coniceromyia basalis Borgmeier


Coniceromyia basalis Borgmeier  

( Figs. 31–36 View FIGURES 31 – 36 , 147 View FIGURES 139 – 157 , 199 View FIGURES 191 – 202 , 258 View FIGURES 258 – 263 )

Coniceromyia basalis Borgmeier, 1950: 294   , textfig. 2, 14, plate xviii, fig. 3.

Diagnosis (male). Wing vein costa short (about 0.3 of wing length); left epandrial process with curved, medially directed setulose projection and group of long subepandrial setae.

Material examined. Holotype ♂, BRAZIL   : Santa Catarina: Nova Teutônia , 27º11’S, 52º23’W, v.1945, F. Plaumann col. (in alcohol, MZSP). “ Allotype ” ♀ and Paratype ♀, BRAZIL GoogleMaps   : São Paulo: São José dos Campos, xii, 1934, H. J. Lopes col. ( MZSP). Additional material   : BRAZIL: 1♂, Rio de Janeiro: Nova Friburgo (Muri): Pousada Amantes da Natureza , 22º24’41’’S, 42º31’13’’W, 20–23.ix.2015, Malaise, Amorim & eq. col. ( MZSP) GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, São Paulo: Bocaina (no additional information) ( MZSP)   ; 1 ♂, São Paulo: Ribeirão Grande : Parque Estadual Intervales, Barra Grande, 24º18’S, 48º21’W, 10–13.xii.2000, Malaise trap, M.T. Tavares & team col. ( MZSP) GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, São Paulo: Campos do Jordão: Horto Florestal Estadual , 22.xi.2010, Malaise trap, Airton & Marcos col. ( MZSP)   ; 1♀, São Paulo: Bocaina , x, 1968, Seabra & Alvarenga col. ( MZSP)   ; 1♂, São Paulo: Salesópolis: Estação Biológica de Boracéia , Malaise trap, 6–11.ix.2010, B.V Brown, W. Porras & G. Kung col. ( MZSP)   ; 2♂, Santa Catarina: Urubici : 18.viii –05.xii.2005, Malaise trap, M.T. Tavares & team col. ( MZSP)   ; 2 ♂, Santa Catarina: São Bento do Sul (Cepa- Rugendal ), 13–16.x.2001, Malaise trap ( MZSP)   ; 1♀ and 1♂, Santa Catarina: Nova Teutônia , 27º11’S, 52º23’W, vii.1960, F. Plaumann col. ( MZSP). GoogleMaps  

Redescription. Male. Body length, 1.8–2.0 mm. Head. Frons brown, sparsely setulose, with well-defined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 yellowish-brown, pubescent, elongate-conical. Arista apical, pubescent, short, about one fourth flagellomere 1 length. Palpus yellowish-brown; two genal setae. Thorax. Scutum and pleural regions brown, sometimes with lighter areas at anepisternum and katepimeron; anepisternum bare; scutellum dark brown. Legs yellowish-brown. Foretibia with two dorsal setae and anterodorsal row of strong setulae ( Fig. 147 View FIGURES 139 – 157 ). Foremetatarsus with anteroapical setulose process, anterior excavation, long seta at base of excavation, and seta at base of the anteroapical process. Hind femur swollen (height/length ratio, 0.46), with posteroventral group of tiny blunt setulae with semicircular distribution, tapering toward ventral margin ( Figs. 258 View FIGURES 258 – 263 ). Hind tibia with one dorsal seta. Wing ( Fig. 199 View FIGURES 191 – 202 ). Costa swollen, short, 0.3 of wing length; M1 almost straight, curved posteriorly at apex; M2 slightly concave, antero-posterior distance between M2 and CuA1 at CuA1 apex about the same distance between M1 and M2 at the same level; CuA1 sinuous. Halter white. Abdomen. Tergites brown, with lighter posterior band. Hypopygium light brown ( Figs. 31–36 View FIGURES 31 – 36 ). Epandrium covered with microtrichia mostly dorsally, large proximal lateral areas bare; epandrial dorsal and left sutures present. Left epandrial process dorsally setose, with two subepandrial processes: an apical setulose elevation ( Figs. 32 and 34 View FIGURES 31 – 36 , black arrow) and a curved, medially directed setulose projection ( Figs. 32 and 34 View FIGURES 31 – 36 , white arrow). Three to eight large subepandrial setae. Right epandrial projection with subepandrial group of setulae. Hypoproct with 2–4 setae. Right lobe of hypandrium with lateral projection.

Geographical distribution. Brazil, State of Santa Catarina, Rio de Janeiro and higher areas in the state of São Paulo.

Comments. The hypopygium description and the recognition of the foretibia anterodorsal row of strong setulae, foremetatarsus excavation and foremetatarsus posterior strong setula are the most important additions to the original description of this species. Coniceromyia basalis   is one of the best documented species of the genus, with specimens collected from several localities in southern and southeastern Brazil. This allows the recognition of some variation in relation to the holotype. The specimens from Santa Catarina, Urubici ( Brazil) and one specimen from São Paulo, Ribeirão Grande ( Brazil) have a characteristic tuft of long thin setae on the foretibia ventral apex, while the specimens from São Bento do Sul, in the State of Santa Catarina, have a distinct lighter coloration.


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Coniceromyia basalis Borgmeier

Ament, Danilo César & Amorim, Dalton De Souza 2016

Coniceromyia basalis

Borgmeier 1950: 294