Coniceromyia hadrochaeta, 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: 22

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Coniceromyia hadrochaeta

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Coniceromyia hadrochaeta   sp. nov.

( Figs. 3E View FIGURE 3 , 8Q View FIGURE 8 , 14E View FIGURE 14 , 19 View FIGURE 19 H–I, 24R, 27I)

Diagnosis (male). Anepisternum dorsally setulose, hind femur with broad band of tiny blunt setulae (dorsal setulae thicker) ( Fig. 19 View FIGURE 19 H–I), left epandrial process with dorsal medially directed lobe ( Fig. 24R View FIGURE 24 ), foremetatarsus with long, strong setae at base of excavation (about same length than foremetatarsus) ( Fig. 8Q View FIGURE 8 ), forefemur, foretibia and foretarsus ventral setulae not elongated.

Material examined. Holotype ♂, COLOMBIA: Amazonas: PNN Amacayacu: San Martín , 3.82ºS, 70.26ºW, 26.x–3.xi.2000, Malaise trap, 150m, A. Parente col. ( IAVH) [LACM ENT 162757] GoogleMaps   . Paratypes: 3♂, same as holotype; 10♂, same but 3–9.iv.2000; 4♂, same but 11–19.iii.2000; 4♂, same but 3–11.xi.2000, B. Amado col.; 1♂, Amazonas : 22km NW Leticia, 4.04°S, 69.99°W, 6–7.ix.1997, Malaise trap, B. Brown & G. Kung col. GoogleMaps   ; 2♂, Vaupés: Est. Biol. Mosiro-Itajura (Caparú): Centro Ambiental , 1.07°N, 69.05°W, 3–10.xi.2003, Malaise trap, J. Pinzón col. GoogleMaps   BRAZIL: 1♂, Amazonas: Tefé: Terra Firme , 3°25’19”S 64°37’05”W, 1–21.viii.2017, Malaise trap, J.A. Oliveira, D.M.M. Mendes, J.A. Rafael col. ( INPA) GoogleMaps   . ECUADOR: 1♂, Sucumbios: Sacha Lodge , 0.5°S, 76.5°W, 20– 30.ix.1994, Malaise trap, 270m, P. Hibbs col. GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, same but 1–31.xii.1994. PERU: 1♂, Madre de Dios: Pakitza , 11.94°S, 71.28°W, 4–9.iii.1992, Malaise trap, B. Brown & D. Feener col. GoogleMaps  

Description. Male. Body length 1.8 mm. Head. Frons brown, sparsely setulose, with well-defined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 light brown, conical, slightly elongated. Arista apical, slightly longer than flagellomere 1. Palpus light brown. Gena with two setae. Thorax. Scutum, scutellum, and pleural regions brown; anepisternum dorsally setulose. Legs yellowish-brown. Foretibia with two dorsal setae and anterodorsal row of strong setulae. Foremetatarsus with anterior excavation bearing short setulae, anteroapical setulose process, long, strong seta at base of excavation (about same length than foremetatarsus), row of setulae on dorsal margin of excavation, and seta near base of anteroapical process ( Fig. 8Q View FIGURE 8 ). Foremetatarsus ratio 0.4. Posterior face of hind femur with basoventral band of tiny blunt setulae, dorsal setulae thicker ( Figs. 19 View FIGURE 19 H–I). Hind femur height/length ratio 0,4. Hind tibia with one dorsal seta in basal half. Wing ( Fig. 14E View FIGURE 14 ). Costa swollen, 0.42 of the wing length; R 2+3 absent; M 1 concave, curved posteriorly at apex; M 2 sinuous, CuA 1 -M 2 /M 2 -M 1 ratio 1.5; CuA 1 sinuous. Halter white. Abdomen. Tergites dark brown, with shining pubescence. Hypopygium light brown ( Fig. 24R View FIGURE 24 ). Left epandrial process with dorsal setae, dorsal medially directed lobe, and internal face with elevation near base with apical setulae. Margin of right lobe of hypandrium without lateral projection. Hypoproct with two setae.

Distribution. Relatively widespread in Western Amazonia ( Fig. 27I View FIGURE 27 ).

Etymology. Name derived from the Greek roots hadros (thick, bulky, stout) and chaite (long hair, seta), referring to the long, strong setae at base of foremetatarsus.


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