Coniceromyia solaris, 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: 39

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4830.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:ACC86C86-1A37-47E7-BCC2-736AAECFDFA2

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4402781

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E5136B2D-1867-9E13-FF4C-6AFB30D3E64E

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Plazi

scientific name

Coniceromyia solaris
status

sp. nov.

Coniceromyia solaris   sp. nov.

( Figs. 6F View FIGURE 6 , 9F View FIGURE 9 , 15L View FIGURE 15 , 22 View FIGURE 22 F–G, 25M, 26L)

Diagnosis (male). Forefemur basal two-thirds dilated, anterior face with bare oval ring surrounding an oval patch with small setulae ( Fig. 26L View FIGURE 26 ), foretibia dilated, laterally flattened, with posteroventral uneven row of strong setae continuous with three strong ventroapical setulae ( Fig. 6F View FIGURE 6 ).

Material examined. Holotype ♂, ECUADOR: Sucumbios: Sacha Lodge , 0.5ºS, 76.5ºW, 14–24.v.1994, Malaise trap, 270m, P. Hibbs col. [LACM ENT 006978] GoogleMaps   . Paratype: 1♂, same as holotype but 12–22.ii.1994.

Description. Male. Body length, 2.4 mm. Head. Frons brown, sparsely setulose, with well-defined median furrow. Flagellomere 1 light brown, darker apically, conical slightly elongate. Arista apical, 1.5 times flagellomere 1 length. Palpus yellowish-white. Gena with two setae. Thorax. Scutum, scutellum, and pleural regions yellowishbrown; anepisternum dorsally setulose. Legs yellowish-brown, except dark brown anteroventral face of foretibia. Forefemur basal two-thirds dilated, anterior face with bare oval ring surrounding an oval patch with small setulae ( Fig. 26L View FIGURE 26 ). Foretibia dilated, laterally flattened, with two to three dorsal setae, anterodorsal row of strong setulae, posteroventral uneven row of strong setae continuous with three strong ventroapical setulae. Foremetatarsus with anterior excavation, strong seta at excavation base, anteroapical setulose process, and three strong setulae basal to anteroapical process ( Fig. 9F View FIGURE 9 ). Foremetatarsus ratio 0.24. Posterior face of hind femur with broad basoventral group of tiny blunt setulae tapering toward ventral margin, dorsal setulae thicker ( Figs. 22 View FIGURE 22 F–G). Hind femur height/length ratio 0.34. Hind tibia with one dorsal seta in basal half. Wing ( Fig. 15L View FIGURE 15 ). Costa swollen, 0.39 of the wing length; R 2+3 absent; M 1 concave, curved posteriorly at apex; M 2 mostly concave, M 1 and M 2 thicker than CuA 1; CuA 1 -M 2 /M 2 -M 1 ratio 1.17; CuA 1 sinuous. Halter yellowish-white. Abdomen. Tergites dark brown, lighter posteriorly, with shining pubescence. Hypopygium light brown ( Figs. 25M View FIGURE 25 ). Left epandrial process dorsally setose, with curved setulose process near apex, dorsal lobe, and subepandrial setose elevation near hypoproct. Right lobe of hypandrium apically bilobed. Hypoproct with two setae.

Distribution. Known from a single low-elevation site in Ecuador.

Etymology. Name derived from the Latin word solaris   (of the sun), referring to the yellow body color of this species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Phoridae

Genus

Coniceromyia