Coniceromyia puntarenensis,

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: 37-38

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Coniceromyia puntarenensis

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Coniceromyia puntarenensis  sp. nov.

( Figs. 6CView FIGURE 6, 9CView FIGURE 9, 15IView FIGURE 15, 22BView FIGURE 22, 25JView FIGURE 25, 28EView FIGURE 28)

Diagnosis (male). Anepisternum dorsally setulose, foremetatarsus excavation ventral margin projected anteriorly at base ( Fig. 9CView FIGURE 9), left epandrial process with a ventral lobe ( Fig. 25JView FIGURE 25). This species resembles C. convergens (Malloch)  , from which it can be differentiated by its slender foremetatarsus and the ventral row of strong setulae along apical margin of foretibia ( Fig. 6CView FIGURE 6).

Material examined. Holotype ♂, COSTA RICA: Puntarenas: 3km SW Rincón , 8.68°N, 83.48°W, xii.1989, Malaise trap, 10m, P. Hanson col. [LACM ENT 022852]GoogleMaps  . Paratypes: 8♂, COSTA RICA: Puntarenas: 24km W Piedras Blancas , 8.77°N, 83.40°W, iii–v.1989, Malaise trap, 200m, P. Hanson, I. Gauld col.GoogleMaps  ; 6♂, same but 8.75°N, 83.3°W, iii–v.1989, Malaise trap, 100m, P. Hanson col.; 1♂, San José: Zurquí de Moravia , 10.05°N, 84.02°W, vi.1995, Malaise trap, 1600m, P. Hanson col.GoogleMaps 

Description. Male. Body length, 2.0 mm. Head. Frons brown, sparsely setulose, with well-defined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 light brown, conical. Arista apical, about 2.5 times longer than flagellomere 1. Palpus light brown. Gena with two short setae. Thorax. Scutum, scutellum, and pleural regions brown; anepisternum dorsally setulose. Legs yellowish-brown, except forecoxa yellowish-white, mid coxa and apex of hind femur brown and hind coxa light brown. Legs slender, elongated. Forefemur with anteroventral and posteroventral rows of thin long setae. Foretibia with two dorsal setae, anterodorsal row of strong setulae which are orange, except for black basalmost setula, continuous to a ventral row of strong setulae along apical margin. Foremetatarsus with anterior bare excavation, anteroapical setulose process, strong long curved seta at excavation base, row of five strong setulae basal to anteroapical process, excavation ventral margin projected anteriorly at base, strong seta at base of anteroapical process ( Fig. 9CView FIGURE 9). Foremetatarsus ratio 0.17. Posterior face of hind femur with broad basoventral group of tiny blunt setulae, tapering toward ventral margin and narrow basally, dorsal setulae thicker ( Figs. 22BView FIGURE 22). Hind femur height/ length ratio 0.34. Hind tibia with one dorsal seta in basal half. Wing ( Fig. 15IView FIGURE 15). Costa swollen, 0.38 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 1.18; CuA 1 sinuous. Halter white. Abdomen. Tergites brown, tergites 1-5 with shining pubescence. Hypopygium light brown ( Figs. 25JView FIGURE 25). Left epandrial process dorsally setose, with ventral lobe, subepandrial elevations, dorsal digitiform lobe, and subepandrial setose elevation near lhypoproct. Margin of right lobe of hypandrium without projections. Hypoproct with four setae.

Distribution. Low and mid-elevation sites from Costa Rica to Ecuador ( Fig. 28EView FIGURE 28).

Etymology. Named after its type-locality, Puntarenas.

Variations. Specimens with three dorsal setae on foretibia.