This is the third in my recent series of acrocerids – a smaller taxon with shaded wings – 6mm body length hunched over. Jorge Almeida says it looks like an Philopota sp.
EDIT (20/2/2010): Jessica Gillung (Sao Paulo, Brazil) has been in touch with me to say that she is revising the genus Philopota and this photo looks like it might show a new species. With this in mind the 2 specimens of this genus that I have retrieved so far have been sent to her for inclusion in her revision. I’d like to thank Jessica for getting in touch and offering to work on the specimens. 🙂
EDIT (5/3/2010): Both specimens have arrived in Sao Paulo and Jessica has confirmed that they are a male and a female so she can now describe both sexes – what luck! 😀
EDIT (11/10/2011): Jessica has got back to me to say that, after investigation, they turned out to be Philopota flavolateralis, a very rare species – only known from 8 or 9 specimens! Maybe not as exciting as a new species but still very good 🙂