Coniceromyia numerosa, 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: 29-30

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Coniceromyia numerosa

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Coniceromyia numerosa   sp. nov.

( Figs. 5C View FIGURE 5 , 8 View FIGURE 8 A’, 15C, 21C–D, 25D, 28C)

Diagnosis (male). Flagellomere 1 conical, anepisternum dorsally with thin, sparse setulae ( Fig 5C View FIGURE 5 ), left epandrial process with a subepandrial wall extending from the hypoproct to its apex and a medially directed setulose projection near its base ( Fig. 25D View FIGURE 25 ).

Material examined. Holotype ♂, COSTA RICA: San José: Zurquí de Moravia , 10.05ºN, 84.02ºW, i.1996, Malaise trap, 1600m, P. Hanson col. [LACM ENT 104855] GoogleMaps   . Paratypes: 3♂, same as holotype; 6♂, same but v.1995; 7♂, same but vi.1995; 2♂, Heredia: Vara Blanca , 10.15°N, 84.15°W, i–ii.1990, Malaise trap, 2100m, P. Hanson col. GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, Puntarenas: Monteverde Biol. Stn. , 10.33°N, 84.79°W, 9–18.iii.1995, Malaise trap, 1700m, B. Brown col. GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, Puntarenas: Las Alturas , 8.95°N, 82.83°W, x.1991, Malaise trap, 1500m, P. Hanson col. GoogleMaps   ; 2♂, Alajuela: Res. Biol. San Ramon , 10.22°N, 84.62°W, iv–v.1995, Malaise trap, 900m, P. Hanson col. GoogleMaps   ; 3♂, Cartago: PN Tapantí , 9.76°N, 83.77°W, ii.1995, Malaise trap, 1150m, G. Mora col. GoogleMaps  

Description. Male. Body length, 2.2 mm. Head. Frons brown, sparsely setulose, with well-defined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 brown, conical. Arista apical, about same length as flagellomere 1. Palpus light brown. Gena with two setae. Thorax. Scutum, scutellum, and pleural regions brown; anepisternum with thin, sparse setulae. Legs light brown, except foretibia and tarsi yellowish-brown. Foretibia with two dorsal setae and anterodorsal row of strong setulae. Foremetatarsus with anterior bare excavation, anterior preapical setulose process, group of setae at base of excavation, and strong seta at base of anterior preapical process ( Fig. 8 View FIGURE 8 A’). Foremetatarsus ratio 0.3. Posterior face of hind femur with narrow basoventral band of tiny blunt setulae ( Fig. 21 View FIGURE 21 C–D). Hind femur height/ length ratio, 0.3. Hind tibia with one dorsal seta in basal half. Wing ( Fig. 15C View FIGURE 15 ). Costa swollen, 0.41 of the wing length; R 2+3 absent or vestigial; M 1 concave, curved posteriorly at apex; M 2 slightly sinuous, CuA 1 -M 2 /M 2 -M 1 ratio 1.8; CuA 1 sinuous. Halter base brown, apex light brown. Abdomen. Tergites dark brown, with shining pubescence. Hypopygium light brown ( Fig. 25D View FIGURE 25 ). Left epandrial process with a subepandrial wall extending from the hypoproct to its apex and a medially directed setulose projection near its base. Margin of right lobe of hypandrium without projections. Hypoproct with two setae.

Distribution. Mid-elevation sites in Costa Rica ( Fig. 28C View FIGURE 28 ).

Etymology. Name derived from the Latin word numerosus (many), referring to the high number of specimens collected of this species.

Variations. Specimens with one dorsal seta on foretibia; base of foremetatarsus slightly projected anteriorly.