Monograph of the Mutillidae of North America

Monograph of the Mutillidae of North America

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...punctured; second segment ferruginous, shining, finely punctured, thinly clothed with erect blackish hairs; lateral carina? distinct, ventral surface having a central black line; apical segments closely fringed with long black hairs. Length 8.5 mm.; expanse of wings 13 mm. Hab.--Texas. Sphserophthalma obscura Blake. Male.--Head black, rounded, closely punctured, clothed with obscure black and golden hairs; eyes round, polished; antenna? black, scape finely punctured; thorax subovate, narrowed posteriorly, closely punctured, prothorax clothed with obscure yellow hairs, metathorax coarsely reticulated; tegula? convex, punctured; wings fuliginous, paler about the middle, marginal cell elongate ovate, rounded at tip. first submarginal moderately large, second subquadrate, receiving the recurrent nervure before the middle, third obsolete; legs black, clothed with black hairs, calcaria pale; abdomen petiolate, black, closely punctured, bearing a few erect black hairs; second and following segments dark brown, closely punctured, apical margins clothed with black pubescence, apex bearing a few obscure yellow hairs. Length 8.5 mm.; expanse of wings 13 mm Hab.--Massachusetts. Collection of Prof. Agassiz. Sphserophthalma gibbosa Say. Male.--Body black; with numerous gray, but not concealing, hairs; densely punctured, punctures large on the head and trunk; wings hyaline; at tip and including the radial cellule, fuliginous; stigma moderate; third cubital cellule incomplete; abdomen, first segment petioliform, as long as the second and somewhat gibbous at tip, distinguished from the second by a deep stricture. Length over three-tenths of an inch, 11 mm. (Say.) Hab.--Indiana. Resembles scrupea, but is larger, has a stigma and longer petiole; wings dusky at tip, more

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  • English
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  • 9781236564344