Coniceromyia memorialis, 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: 28-29

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Coniceromyia memorialis

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Coniceromyia memorialis   sp. nov.

( Figs. 5A View FIGURE 5 , 8Y View FIGURE 8 , 15A View FIGURE 15 , 20J View FIGURE 20 , 25B View FIGURE 25 )

Diagnosis (male). Wing with maculae adjacent to M 1, M 2 and CuA 1 ( Fig. 15A View FIGURE 15 ), foremetatarsus with subtle anterior excavation and no strong seta at its base ( Fig. 8Y View FIGURE 8 ).

Material examined. Holotype ♂, BRAZIL: Amazonas : Manaus: ZF2, km14, 2°35’S 60°06’W, 1–15.x.2016, Malaise trap, J.A. Rafael & F.F. Xavier Filho col. ( MZUSP) [ MZ053402 View Materials ]. GoogleMaps  

Description. Male. Body length 2.3 mm. Head. Frons dark brown, sparsely setulose, with well-defined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 brown, conical. Arista apical, about 2.5 longer than flagellomere 1. Palpus light brown. Gena with two setae. Thorax. Scutum, scutellum and pleural regions dark brown; anepisternum dorsally setulose. Legs yellowish-brown, except femora brown. Foretibia with three dorsal setae and anterodorsal row of strong setulae. Foremetatarsus with subtle anterior excavation, anteroapical setulose process with strong seta at its base, no other strong differentiated setae ( Fig. 8Y View FIGURE 8 ). Foremetatarsus ratio 0.44. Posteroventral face of hind femur with broad band of tiny blunt setulae ( Fig. 20J View FIGURE 20 ). Hind femur height/length ratio 0.38. Hind tibia with one dorsal seta in basal half. Wing ( Fig. 15A View FIGURE 15 ). Costa swollen, 0.42 of the wing length; very subtle vestige of R 2+3; maculae adjacent to M 1, M 2 and CuA 1; M 1 slightly sinuous; M 2 convex in basal three-fourths and concave in apical one-fourth, CuA 1 -M 2 /M 2 -M 1 ratio 1.48; CuA 1 mostly convex, except base sinuous. Halter white. Abdomen. Tergites dark brown. Hypopygium light brown ( Fig. 25B View FIGURE 25 ). Left epandrial process dorsally setose, with a dorsal medially directed lobe and a subepandrial setulose elevation near hypoproct. Margin of right lobe of hypandrium without lateral projection. Hypoproct without setae.

Distribution. Known from a single site in Central Amazonia.

Etymology. Named in memory of the Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro, which was tragically destroyed by a fire in September of 2018.


Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo