Terocelion gen. nov., a new Oriental genus of Keroplatidae (Diptera) with pectinate antennae
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 495-503, 2012
Abstract: A new genus, Terocelion gen. nov., is proposed for two new Oriental species of
Keroplatidae (Diptera), T. melanoleucum sp. nov. (Thailand) and T. terezae sp.
nov. (Brunei). The new genus is characterized mainly by the following
characters: long and pectinate antennae, mediotergite distinctly protruding with
a well developed subscutellar membranous area, wings distinctly marked and
relatively narrow, vein CuA2 downcurved towards the tip, tibial trichia in
regular rows, gonostylus without teeth, dorsoventrally flattened and apically
rounded. A brief discussion on possible relationships to other genera of the
tribe Keroplatini is also included.
Key words: Sciaroidea, fungus gnats, taxonomy, new genus, new species, Oriental Region