Coniceromyia litopoda, 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: 26

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Coniceromyia litopoda

sp. nov.

Coniceromyia litopoda   sp. nov.

( Figs. 4C View FIGURE 4 , 8U View FIGURE 8 , 14I View FIGURE 14 , 20 View FIGURE 20 C–D, 24V, 27K)

Diagnosis (male). Anepisternum dorsally setulose, foremetatarsus short, not excavated, without differentiated setae ( Fig. 8U View FIGURE 8 ).

Material examined. Holotype ♂, COLOMBIA: Putumayo: PNN La Paya: Cabaña Viviano , 0.12ºN, 74.93ºW, 1–15.xi.2001, Malaise trap, 320m, R. Cobete col. ( IAVH) [LACM ENT 180737] GoogleMaps   . Paratypes: 4♂, same data as holotype GoogleMaps   ; 3♂, same but 15–30.x.2001; 5♂, same but 30.xi–15.xii.2001, E. Lozano col. BRAZIL: 1♂, Amapá: Serra do Navio: Ig. Cachaço , 0°52’ 49.8°N 52°01’05.6”W, 20.xi.2014, J.A. Rafael & F.F. Xavier Filho col. ( INPA) GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, Amazonas: Tefé: Várzea , 3°19’45”S 64°41’13”W, 3–17.xii.2016, Malaise trap, J.A. Oliveira, D.M.M. Mendes & J.A. Rafael col. ( INPA) GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, Rondônia: Porto Velho: Área caiçara, 9°26’S 64°49’W, 29.iii–6.iv.2012, R.R. Silva & E.Z. Albuquerque col. ( MZUSP) GoogleMaps   ; 2♂, Rondônia: Guajará-Mirim: Rio Ouro Preto: Bananal , 10°58’23”S 65°05’39”W, 20–27.x.1995, Malaise trap, J.A. Rafael & A.L. Henriques col. ( INPA) GoogleMaps   .

Description. Male. Body length, 1.7 mm. Head. Frons brown, sparsely setulose, with well-defined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 light brown, conical slightly elongate. 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 to three dorsal setae and anterodorsal row of strong setulae. Foremetatarsus short, not excavated, with anteroapical setulose process and no differentiated setae ( Fig. 8U View FIGURE 8 ). Foremetatarsus ratio 0.47. Hind femur with two basoventral bands of tiny blunt setulae, dorsal band setulae stronger and thicker ( Figs. 20 View FIGURE 20 C–D). Hind femur height/length ratio, 0.4. Hind tibia with one dorsal seta in basal half. Wing ( Fig. 14I View FIGURE 14 ). Costa swollen, 0.36 of the wing length; R 2+3 absent; M 1 concave, curved posteriorly at apex; M 2 slightly sinuous at basal half, slightly concave at distal half, CuA 1 -M 2 /M 2 -M 1 ratio 1.8; CuA 1 sinuous. Halter white.

Abdomen. Tergites brown, with shining pubescence. Hypopygium relatively large, light brown ( Figs. 24V View FIGURE 24 ). Left epandrial process dorsally setose, curved medially near apex, with ventral lobe and subepandrial group of setae near its base. Margin of right lobe of hypandrium without lateral projection. Hypoproct with two setae.

Distribution. Widespread in Amazonia ( Fig. 27K View FIGURE 27 ).

Etymology. Name derived from the Greek roots litos (plain, simple) and podos (foot), referring to the foremetatarsus of this species.


Instituto de Ivestigacion de los Recursos Biologicos Alexander von Humboldt


Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia


Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo