Coniceromyia apioneura, Ament & Amorim, 2016

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: 10

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Coniceromyia apioneura

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Coniceromyia apioneura   , sp. nov.

( Figs. 15–18 View FIGURES 15 – 18 , 143 View FIGURES 139 – 157 , 195 View FIGURES 191 – 202 , 252 View FIGURES 252 – 257 )

Diagnosis (male). Wing vein M2 distant from CuA1 (antero-posterior distance between M2 and CuA1 at CuA1 apex about 4.2 times distance between M1 and M2 at the same level) ( Fig. 195 View FIGURES 191 – 202 ); left epandrial process with subepandrial large setae.

Material examined. Holotype ♂, BRAZIL: São Paulo: Ribeirão Grande: Parque Estadual Intervales , Barra Grande , 24º18’16”S, 48º21’53”W, 10–13.xii.2000, Malaise trap, M.T. Tavares & team col. ( MZSP). GoogleMaps  

Description. Male. Body length, 1.9 mm. Head. Frons dark brown, sparsely setulose, with well-defined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 yellowish-brown, pubescent, elongate-conical. Arista apical, pubescent, shorter than flagellomere 1. Palpus yellowish-brown; two genal setae. Thorax. Scutum and pleural regions brown; anepisternum bare; scutellum brown. Legs yellowish-brown. Forefemur with ventral row of thin setae. Foretibia with two dorsal setae and an anterodorsal row of strong setulae. Foremetatarsus with anteroapical setulose process, anterior excavation, long basal seta, and a seta at base of anteroapical process ( Fig. 143 View FIGURES 139 – 157 ). Hind femur not swollen (height/length ratio, 0.38), with a posteroventral group of tiny blunt setulae with semicircular distribution, tapering toward ventral margin ( Figs. 252 View FIGURES 252 – 257 ). Hind tibia with one dorsal seta. Wing ( Fig. 195 View FIGURES 191 – 202 ). Costa not swollen, short, 0.29 of the wing length; M1 strongly sinuous, curved posteriorly at apex; M2 slightly convex, curved posteriorly at apex; antero-posterior distance between M2 and CuA1 at CuA1 apex about 4.2 times distance between M1 and M2 at the same level; CuA1 sinuous, with anterior curvature at apex. Halter gray with apical white circle. Abdomen. Tergites brown, with lighter posterior band. Hypopygium yellowish-brown ( Figs. 15–18 View FIGURES 15 – 18 ). Epandrium covered with microtrichia mostly dorsally, large proximal lateral areas bare; epandrial dorsal and left sutures present. Left epandrial process dorsally setose, with eight large subepandrial setae and two subepandrial processes: apical setulose fold and curved setulose medially directed projection. Right epandrial projection with subepandrial group of setulae. Hypoproct with two setae. Right lobe of hypandrium with lateral projection.

Geographical distribution. Presently known only from the type-locality, in southwest State of São Paulo, Brazil.  

Comments. Coniceromyia apioneura   sp. nov. has a hypopygium very similar to that of C. basalis   , with differences in some projections of the left epandrial process. The characteristic apomorphic wide separation between M2 and CuA1 is shared, however, with C. disparivena   and C. apechoneura   .

Etymology. The specific epithet apioneura   is derived from the Greek roots apios (far away) and neuron (nerve; in this case, wing vein).


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