C. species NI 2

Adult
Known only from an adult male with associated pupal exuvia


C. species NI 2: Male hypopygium (left) and superior volsella (right)

Male:

        Wing length - 3.44 mm, wing width - 0.82 mm, VR - 1.06; AR not known, LR - 1.74.
        Frontal tubercles present, length about 15 µm.  Setae on clypeus 25.  Palpal segments 2-5 (micron): 58 : - : 278 : 452; P5/P4 1.63.
        Thoracic setae: Acrostichals - at least 12; Dorsolaterals - 7 & 9, Prealars - 4; Scutellar in two rows, anterior - 4, posterior - 12 (total 16).
        Legs: Fore tarsi without a beard.  Segment lengths (micron) and proportions :
Male
Fe
Ti
Ta1
Ta2
Ta3
Ta4
Ta5
LR
F/T
BR
PI
1580
1240
2160
-
-
-
-
1.74
1.27
2.5
PII
1580
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
PIII
1760
1760
-
-
-
-
-
-
1.00
-

Hypopygium with anal point narrow at base, 17 setae in separate pale areas on TIX.  Superior volsella essentially of the D-type of Strenzke (1959), closest to his figure f, but with end squared off.

Pupa:  The caudolateral spur of segment 8 has 1-3 spines, but appears to have a broadened base.  No other information available.


C. species NI 2:  Note the broadened base of the spur.

No larva definitely associated with this adult is known.

FoundNorfolk Island - Bridle Track (72-824).

This reared male is in the Australian National Insect Collection.

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