Description of Jezekiella patera gen. et sp. nov. from Europe (Diptera: Psychodidae)
Rüdiger Wagner, Gunnar M. Kvifte
Jezekiella patera, gen. et sp. nov., is described and illustrated based on a single male from Italy. Based on some character states found in this new genus (e.g. spiniform sensilla on basal fl agellomeres) it is most similar morphologically to Paramormiini, a tribe that is likely paraphyletic. Other characters (e.g. allurement organs on the prothorax) are more similar to Pericomaini, or with uncertain phylogenetic affi nities (e.g. dimorphic tenacula). The parameres of the new species form a fl at bowl with a pair of mesally directed, digitate appendages basally and with distal bifurcate, back-folded processes.