Cheiromyia, Dyte, 1980

Brooks, Scott E., Cumming, Jeffrey M., Limeira-De-Oliveira, Francisco & Pollet, Marc, 2018, New species and records of Cheiromyia Dyte from Brazil and French Guiana (Diptera: Dolichopodidae), Zootaxa 4444 (3), pp. 267-282: 269-270

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4444.3.3

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Cheiromyia
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Key to species of Cheiromyia   (males)

1 Postpedicel with one elongate projection on outer surface ( Brooks et al. 2010, fig. 1A); antenna entirely dark brown; face dark brown and narrow; femora infuscate ( Brazil: Amazonas)........................................ C. bicornis Brooks    

- Postpedicel with several projections on outer surface ( Figs 1–4, 6, 8 View FIGURES 1–3 View FIGURES 4–9 ); antenna with scape and pedicel pale, postpedicel entirely dark brown, or pale basally; face silvery white or opaque yellow, width various ( Figs 1–3 View FIGURES 1–3 ; Brooks et al. 2010, figs 2A –C); at least fore and hind femora mostly pale (fore femur of C. nordestina   Limeira-de-Oliveira & Cumming sp. nov. infuscate anteroventrally at mid length)............................................................................ 2

2 Postpedicel elongate subtriangular, gradually tapering to apex ( Figs 4–7 View FIGURES 4–9 ), outer surface with 5–11 projections............ 3

- Postpedicel subovoid basally with abruptly narrowed digitiform apex, outer surface with 3–5 projections ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 4–9 ; Brooks et al. 2010, fig. 1B)........................................................................................ 5

3 Postpedicel with short, stubby projections ( Fig. 6 View FIGURES 4–9 ); fore femur with anterior surface pale yellow, lacking denser setulae anteroventrally ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 10–14 ); cercus mainly pale on ventral (inner) surface with only posterior and lateral margin infuscate ( Fig. 20 View FIGURES 20–24 ) ( Brazil: Ceará, Maranhão, Piauí and São Paulo).............. C. nordestina   Limeira-de-Oliveira & Cumming sp. nov.  

- Postpedicel with long projections ( Fig. 4 View FIGURES 4–9 ; Brooks et al. 2010, fig. 1D); fore femur with anterior surface bright yellow-orange, with denser setulae anteroventrally ( Figs 11, 13, 14 View FIGURES 10–14 ); cercus more extensively infuscate on ventral (inner) surface ( Figs 15 View FIGURES 15–19 , 2 3 View FIGURES 1–3 ).................................................................................................... 4

4 Fore femur with infuscate area anteroventrally at mid length, with associated crest of dense elongated setulae below infuscate area ( Fig. 11 View FIGURES 10–14 ); mid femur brown on anterior and posterior surfaces; postpedicel with 6–7 projections ( Fig. 4 View FIGURES 4–9 ); face relatively narrow ( Fig. 2 View FIGURES 1–3 ); apicoventral epandrial lobe short and subtriangular ( Fig. 17 View FIGURES 15–19 ); hypandrium asymmetrical ( Fig. 16 View FIGURES 15–19 ); smaller species, wing length about 4.2 mm ( Brazil: Maranhão)................... C. carolina   Limeira-de-Oliveira & Brooks sp. nov.  

- Fore femur without infuscate area anteroventrally, with denser setulae running along most of anteroventral edge ( Figs 13, 14 View FIGURES 10–14 ); mid femur pale; postpedicel with 9–11 projections ( Brooks et al. 2010, fig. 1D); face broad ( Brooks et al. 2010, fig. 2A); apicoventral epandrial lobe elongate and curved ( Fig. 24 View FIGURES 20–24 ); hypandrium more or less symmetrical; larger species, wing length 4.8– 5.1 mm ( Brooks et al. 2010, fig. 7) ( Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana).......................... C. pennaticornis (Parent)  

5 Fore leg with tarsomere 2 slightly longer than tarsomere 3; cercus large and triangular with series of long, strong setae along posterior margin ( Brooks et al. 2010, fig. 6A); face narrow ( Brooks et al. 2010, fig. 2C) ( Ecuador, Brazil, Surinam, French Guiana)......................................................................... C. palmaticornis (Parent)   - Fore leg with tarsomere 2 shorter than tarsomere 3 ( Brooks et al. 2010, fig. 4A); cercus ovoid or subquadrate, with relatively short marginal setae ( Fig. 19 View FIGURES 15–19 ); face wider (as in Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1–3 )....................................................... 6

6 Wing infuscate ( Fig. 10 View FIGURES 10–14 ); postpedicel dark brown ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 4–9 ); fore tibia not swollen; hypandrium with preapical hook-like process on each side ( Fig. 18 View FIGURES 15–19 ) (French Guiana)...................................... C. fuscipennis Pollet & Brooks   sp. nov.

- Wing hyaline ( Brooks et al. 2010, fig. 2D); postpedicel pale basally (especially on medial surface, Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1–3 ); fore tibia slightly swollen ( Brooks et al. 2010, fig. 4A); hypandrium without preapical hook-like process on each side ( Brooks et al. 2010, figs 4C, 5C)............................................................................................. 7

7 Left apicoventral epandrial lobe lacking acute apicodorsal projection ( Brooks et al. 2010, fig. 4B); face relatively narrow ( Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1–3 ) ( Colombia, Guyana, French Guiana, Brazil).............................................. C. brevitarsis Brooks  

- Left apicoventral epandrial lobe with acute apicodorsal projection ( Brooks et al. 2010, fig. 5A); face wider ( Costa Rica)............................................................................................ C. laselva Brooks