Coniceromyia deltopoda, 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: 19-20

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4830.1.1

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4402707

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E5136B2D-1853-9E26-FF4C-6C553227E387

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scientific name

Coniceromyia deltopoda
status

sp. nov.

Coniceromyia deltopoda   sp. nov.

( Figs. 3A View FIGURE 3 , 8M View FIGURE 8 , 14A View FIGURE 14 , 19 View FIGURE 19 A–B, 24N, 27G)

Diagnosis (male). Anepisternum bare, foremetatarsus with excavation ventral margin strongly projected anteriorly, forming a triangle ( Fig. 8M View FIGURE 8 ).

Material examined. Holotype ♂, COSTA RICA: Guanacaste: Santa Rosa NP, 10.95ºN, 85.62ºW, 27.ix– 18.x.1986, Malaise trap, I. Gauld & D. Janzen col. [LACM ENT 109486] GoogleMaps   . Paratypes: 4♂, same data as holotype GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, same but 18.x–8.xi.1986; 1♂, Guanacaste: Finca Montezuma , 10.67ºN, 85.06ºW, 21.ii.2002, Malaise trap, 600m, Brown, Walker, Gonzalez & Zumbado col. GoogleMaps   ; 2♂, Alajuela: San Pedro de La Tigra , 10.37ºN, 83.92ºW, ii.1990, Malaise trap, 200m, P. Hanson col. GoogleMaps   ; 2♂, Alajuela: Los Chiles , 10.4ºN, 84.33ºW, i.1990, Malaise trap, 300m, P. Hanson col. GoogleMaps   COLOMBIA: 1♂, Magdalena: PNN Tayrona, Zaino   , 11.33ºN, 74.03ºW, 17.x–3.xi.2000, Malaise trap, 50m, R. Henriquez col. GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, COSTA RICA: San Jose: Ciudad Colón , 9.92ºN, 84.25ºW, iv–v.1990, Malaise trap, 800m, P. Hanson col. GoogleMaps   HONDURAS: 1♂, Olancho: Catamacas , 15.83ºN, 85.85ºW, 21.iv.1995, Malaise trap, 600m, R. Cordero col. GoogleMaps   MEXICO: 1♂, Tamaulipas Gómez Farias: Est. Los Cedros , 23.05ºN, 99.15ºW, 12.v.2002, Malaise trap, 340m, S. Triapitsyn & V. Berezovskiy col. GoogleMaps   ; 2♂, TRINIDAD: Arima Vly.: Simla Stn. , 2–10.vi.1977, Malaise trap, P. Feinsinger col.   ; 1♂, Chacachacare Island , 10.68ºN, 61.75ºW, 27.xi–4.xii.1999, Malaise trap, 120m, R. Snelling col GoogleMaps   .; 4♂, VENEZUELA: Zulia, 20–23.iv.1981, Malaise trap, 200m, Townes & Masner col.  

Description. Male. Body length, 2.2 mm. Head. Frons brown, sparsely setulose, with well-defined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 light brown, conical-elongate. Arista apical, about as long as flagellomere 1. Palpus yellowish-brown. Gena with two setae. Thorax. Scutum, scutellum, and pleural regions brown; anepisternum bare. Legs yellowish-brown. Foretibia with two dorsal setae and anterodorsal row of strong setulae. Foremetatarsus with anterior excavation, anteroapical setulose process, excavation ventral margin strongly projected anteriorly, forming a triangle, group of setae at base of excavation, and strong seta at base of anteroapical process ( Fig. 8M View FIGURE 8 ). Foremetatarsus ratio 0.35. Posterior face of hind femur with narrow basoventral band of tiny blunt setulae ( Fig. 19 View FIGURE 19 A–B). Hind femur height/length ratio, 0.38. Hind tibia with one dorsal seta in basal half. Wing ( Fig. 14A View FIGURE 14 ). Costa swollen, 0.38 of the wing length; R 2+3 absent or vestigial as a tiny remnant attached to costa; M 1 slightly concave, curved posteriorly at apex; M 2 basal half approximately straight, slightly sinuous near apex, CuA 1 -M 2 /M 2 -M 1 ratio 1.8; CuA 1 slightly sinuous. Halter white. Abdomen. Tergites dark brown, with shining pubescence. Hypopygium light brown ( Fig. 24N View FIGURE 24 ). Left epandrial process with a subepandrial wall extending from the hypoproct to its apex and a medially directed setulose projection near its base. Hypoproct with two setae.

Distribution. Low-elevation sites in Central America to Caribbean Coast of Colombia, Venezuela, and Trinidad ( Fig. 27G View FIGURE 27 ).

Etymology. Name derived from the Greek letter delta (triangle) and podos (foot), referring to the triangular projection of the foremetatarsus.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Phoridae

Genus

Coniceromyia