Coniceromyia cladopyga, Ament & Kung & Brown, 2020

Ament, Danilo César, Kung, Giar-Ann & Brown, Brian V., 2020, Forty-one new species of Coniceromyia Borgmeier (Diptera: Phoridae), an identification key, and new distributional records for the species of the genus, Zootaxa 4830 (1), pp. 1-61: 9

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Coniceromyia cladopyga

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Coniceromyia cladopyga   sp. nov.

( Figs. 2D View FIGURE 2 , 8J View FIGURE 8 , 13J View FIGURE 13 , 18 View FIGURE 18 F–G, 24J–K, 27E)

Diagnosis (male). Wing vein M 2 swollen, convex in its basal two thirds, curved posteriorly at apex ( Fig. 13J View FIGURE 13 ); Hypandrium lobes not clearly defined, left lateral reticulated, right lateral uniform ( Figs. 24 View FIGURE 24 J–K).

Material examined. Holotype ♂, COLOMBIA: Bolivar : SFF Colorados: El mirador, 9.90ºN, 75.12ºW, 18.viii–3.ix.2001, Malaise trap, 400m, E. Deulofeut col. ( IAVH) [LACM ENT 173134] GoogleMaps   . Paratypes: COLOMBIA: 9♂, same data as holotype GoogleMaps   ; 20♂, same but 3–18.viii.2001; 3♂, same but 22.ix–7.x.2001; 1♂, Magdalena: PNN Tayrona: Zaino   , 11.33°N, 74.02°W, 28.iv–17.vii.2000 GoogleMaps   , Malaise trap, 50m, R. Henriquez col.; 1♂, same but 14– 30.viii.2000, 1♂, same but–17.vii.2000, 1♂, same but 14– TRINIDAD: 9♂, Chacachacare Island , 10.68ºN, 61.75ºW, 27.xi–4.xii.1999 GoogleMaps   , Malaise trap, 120m, R. Snelling col.; 1♂, Mt. St. Benedict , 10.67ºN, 61.40ºW, 25–30.xi.1999 GoogleMaps   , Malaise trap, 500m, R. Snelling col.

Description. Male. Body length 1.8 mm. Head. Frons brown, sparsely setulose, with well-defined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 light brown, conical-elongate.Arista apical, slightly shorter than flagellomere 1. Palpus yellowish-brown. Gena with two to three setae. Thorax. Scutum and scutellum brown to dark brown; pleural regions light brown to brown; anepisternum bare. Legs yellowish-brown. Forefemur with ventral row of elongate, thin setulae. Foretibia with two to three dorsal setae and anterodorsal row of strong setulae. Foremetatarsus with anterior excavation, setulose anteroapical process, two short rounded projections at ventral margin of excavation, strongly curved long seta at base of excavation, and seta at base of anteroapical process ( Fig. 8J View FIGURE 8 ). Apices of foremetatarsus and foretarsomere 2 with strong posterodorsal seta. Foremetatarsus ratio 0.31. Ventral margin of hind femur with row of curved elongated setae. Posterior face of hind femur with broad basoventral group of tiny blunt setulae, tapering toward ventral margin ( Figs. 18 View FIGURE 18 F–G). Hind femur height/length ratio 0.41. Hind tibia with one dorsal seta in basal half. Wing ( Fig. 13J View FIGURE 13 ). Costa slightly swollen, 0.39 of the wing length; R 2+3 absent; M 1 concave, curved posteriorly at apex; M 2 swollen, convex in its basal two thirds, curved posteriorly at apex, CuA 1 -M 2 /M 2 -M 1 ratio 4.2; CuA 1 sinuous. Halter white. Abdomen. Tergites brown to dark brown, with shining pubescence. Hypopygium light brown ( Figs. 24 View FIGURE 24 J–K). Left epandrial process with a basal rounded plate, distal rounded lobe with dorsal rounded elevation. Hypoproct with three setae. Hypandrium lobes not clearly defined, left lateral reticulated, right lateral uniform.

Distribution. Caribbean coast of Colombia and Trinidad ( Figs. 27E View FIGURE 27 ).

Etymology. Name derived from the Greek roots klados (branch) and pyge (rump, buttocks), referring to the partly reticulated hypandrium.


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