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Synonyms for lunule

the crescent-shaped area at the base of the human fingernail

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Female: ocellar triangle broad not reaching lunule (Fig.
Medium-sized, gibbous shell; dorsal and ventral margins subparallel; ventral margin broadly convex; anterior and posterior margins subequally convex; beaks located one-third length posterior to anterior margin, incurred, prosogyrate; lunule and escutcheon not visible; broad, shallow sulcus extending from umbonal area to ventral margin posterior to midlength; surface with numerous closely-spaced, comarginal ridges with two to four finer ridges between coarser ridges; internal features not observed.
Orbital plate subshiny blackish brown with microtomentum; ocellar triangle blackish brown without microtomentum; lunule small, blackish brown with black margin.
Frons with 2 pairs fronto-orbital setae, with anterior seta closer to lunule than to posterior seta.
8 length of frons, markedly wider at socket of posterior orbital seta; lateral margins with narrow silver pruinose fascia (adjacent to eye margin), slightly wider at antennal insertions; posterior orbital seta moderately strong, slightly longer than outer vertical seta; antennal scape and pedicel brown-grey pruinose, flagellomere 1 yellow pruinose basally, pitchy brown, grey pruinose apically, arista with 10 long dorsal branches and 4 ventral branches in addition to terminal fork; lunule brown, face with narrow silver fascia (adjacent to eye margin); occiput grey pruinose; gena narrow, eye height/genal height ratio: 10:1 (HT), silver pruinose throughout, very slightly darker beyond basal angle; palpus pale brown, brown microtrichose.
1 brown, silver-grey pruinose, yellow-brown basally, moderately short, ca twice as long as wide, apex squarely rounded, arista with 11 or 12 long dorsal branches and 3 or 4 ventral branches in addition to terminal fork; lunule and face uniform silver pruinose throughout, face with extremely broad silver fascia (adjacent to eye margin), not contrasting markedly with face, facial carina developed as a prominent ridge; 1 pair of moderately weak vibrissae; occiput with strong, black postocular setae; gena wide, eye height/genal height ratio: 1: 10 (HT), silver pruinose, abruptly dirty brown beyond basal angle; palpus narrow, yellow-brown, black microtrichose.
1+2] parallel; head longer than high; eye margins on fr strongly convergent towards antennae; fr never inflated and not projecting above and in front of eye margin; 1-3 well-developed reclinate orb; pvt often absent, but if present, usually only one minute setula or entirely missing in some specimens of the same species; carina very indistinct, at most just visible immediately below lunule only; gena narrow, less than half height of eye Paraphaniosoma gen.
2x width of eye; fr, ocp and third antennal segment brown, second segment yellow with narrow brown line on dorsal ridge, lunule and first antennal segment yellow; arista with first segment brown and second segment black; eye elongate oval; gena dull yellow, 0.
6 height of eye and having several yellow setulae, 2 short setae at vibrissal corner, mouthparts yellow, 4 setulae on fr with 1 pair of longer setulae above lunule and another in front of oc triangle, 3 orb with 1 short setula in front, 1 vti and 1 vte, pvt distinct and convergent, ocellars long, divergent, antenna yellow, most of second segment of arista dark.
Then she discusses test, apical system, petals, lunules, oral side, spines, color, distribution, and biology.
Abdomen: Abdomen oval, yellow lunules, spots and bands black with hairs along lateral margin of tergites 3 and 4; black central spots present on sternites, bands across entire width Eupeoes corollae Fabricius, 1794.
HW, yellow subterminal lunules of greater amplitude, discocellulars often black.
2) Hind wing dorsal surface with structurally coloured distinct submarginal lunules in spaces between veins CuA and CuA2; ventral hind wing abdominal fold black without pattern in basal and subbasal areas (Venezuela) (Figs.
Archaeid with pair of sclerotized lunules round anterior side of spinnerets, rather than completely encircling spinnerets; male pedipalp with large, thick spine arising from cymbium.
Augustus De Morgan called the Elementa a "ridiculous attempt, which defies description, except that it is all about lunules.