Tomosvaryella mexicanensis Ale-Rocha & Rafael, 1995

Ramos-Pastrana, Yardany & Rafael, José Albertino, 2021, Tomosvaryella Aczél (Diptera: Pipunculidae) of Colombia, with description of two new species, Zootaxa 4985 (1), pp. 37-68: 49

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4985.1.2

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4929074

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Tomosvaryella mexicanensis Ale-Rocha & Rafael, 1995
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Tomosvaryella mexicanensis Ale-Rocha & Rafael, 1995  

Figs 53–62 View FIGURES 53–62 , 132 View FIGURE 132

Tomosvaryella mexicanensis Ale-Rocha & Rafael, 1995: 416   , figs 29–35; De Meyer, 1996: 90; Rafael & Ale-Rocha, 2004: 16 View Cited Treatment ; Rodriguez & Rafael, 2012: 33.

Diagnosis. Male. Postcranium black, dorsally brownish-pruinose, ventrally grayish-pruinose ( Fig. 53 View FIGURES 53–62 ). Frontal triangle pale-yellowish pruinose. Hind trochanter with somewhat acute protuberance ( Figs 56–57 View FIGURES 53–62 ). Tergites and sternites 6 and 7 as in Fig. 55 View FIGURES 53–62 . Surstyli similar in shape, with hooked-tip, right surstylus slightly shorter ( Figs 58–59 View FIGURES 53–62 ), both surstyli with tips downward-directed when examined in lateral view ( Figs 58–59 View FIGURES 53–62 ). Apex of phallic guide short with stout dorsal spine, angled at about 25 degrees ( Fig. 60 View FIGURES 53–62 ). Phallus branches with central branch bearing row of small spines, one of the lateral branches with one small spine ( Fig. 60 View FIGURES 53–62 ). Ejaculatory apodeme sandal-shaped with apex rounded ( Fig. 61 View FIGURES 53–62 ). Gonopods subsymmetrical, apexes acute, right gonopod slightly longer ( Fig. 62 View FIGURES 53–62 ).

Material examined. COLOMBIA, Magdalena, PNN[Parque Nacional Natural] Tayrona, Neguanje , 11º20’N / 74º02’W, 10 m [eters], Malaise, 17–27.ix.2001, R. Henriquez leg, “M2136” (1♂, IAvH); “ idem, (1♂, LEUA)”; “ idem, (1♂, INPA)”; “ idem, 28.vii–18.viii.2001, “M2019” (2♂, IAvH)” (photographed specimen); “ idem, (1♂, LEUA)”; “ idem, (1♂, INPA)”; “ idem, 01–16.xii.2001, “M2754” (1♂, IAvH)”; “ idem, 1–14.vii.2001, “M1928” (1♂, IAvH)” GoogleMaps   .

Geographical distribution. Bahamas; Brazil; Costa Rica; Cuba; Haiti; Jamaica; Mexico; Nicaragua; Peru; Dominican Republic ( Rodriguez & Rafael 2012); Colombia (new record) ( Fig. 132 View FIGURE 132 ).

Habitat. The specimens were collected with Malaise traps at ground level at the reserve Parque Nacional Natrual Tayrona. This area has mainly thorny bushes and dry tropical forest typical of the Caribbean region of Colombia.

Comments. The analyzed specimens are larger and have the protuberance of the hind trochanter acuter apically compared to the holotype specimen illustrated by Ale-Rocha & Rafael (1995).

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Pipunculidae

Genus

Tomosvaryella

Loc

Tomosvaryella mexicanensis Ale-Rocha & Rafael, 1995

Ramos-Pastrana, Yardany & Rafael, José Albertino 2021
2021
Loc

Tomosvaryella mexicanensis

Rodriguez, H. C. & Rafael, J. A. 2012: 33
Rafael, J. A. & Ale-Rocha, R. 2004: 16
De Meyer, M. 1996: 90
Ale-Rocha, R. & Rafael, J. A. 1995: 416
1995