lunule


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Synonyms for lunule

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

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Head black with grayish microtomentum; orbital plates subglossy blackish brown with microtomentum; ocellar triangle darkish brown without microtomentum; lunule strap-shaped, darkish brown with black margin.
Small, narrow, elongate, subtrapezoidal shell; anterior margin narrowly convex, extended; dorsal and ventral margins nearly parallel; posterior margin truncate, flatly convex; beaks near anterior end, tightly incurved, prosogyrate; lunule and escutcheon present; umbonal ridge rounded, extending to ventoposterior margin; anterior and ventral area below umbonal ridge with numerous strap-like, comarginal growth ridges having steep edge dorsally; other features not preserved.
Head black with grayish microtomentum; orbital plates subshiny black without microtomentum; ocellar triangle black without microtomentum; lunule small, yellow with brownish yellow margin.
Diagnosis: The following combination of features will aid recognition of this genus: body elongate, tapering posteriorly; lunule low, bare; 2 pairs of strong reclinate fronto-orbital setae present; postocellar setae present, convergent; ocellar setae strong, proclinate; 2 postsutural dorsocentral setae present, lacking presutural dorsocentral seta; frons lacking black transverse band across anterior fronto-orbital setae; anepisternal seta absent.
5 x as long as orbital seta, forming 3 irregular transverse rows posterior of lunule.
5x longer than wide, apex evenly-rounded, yellow basally, darkened apically, yellow-grey pruinose, arista with 8 or 9 long dorsal branches and 3 ventral branches in addition to terminal fork; lunule and face silver-grey pruinose, yellow pruinose beneath flagellomere 1; gena narrow, eye height/genal height ratio: 10:1 (HT), silver pruinose throughout; palpus pale brown.
5* as long as wide, apex evenly-rounded (right flagellomere 1 and left arista missing from HT and arista cannot be described); lunule brown, shiny; face uniform silver-grey pruinose throughout, with very narrow silver fascia (adjacent to eye margin), region between this fascia and ptilinal fissure yellow-silver pruinose, facial carina developed as a prominent ridge, extending % length of face, vibrissae strong; occiput grey pruinose; gena narrow, eye height/genal height ratio: 11:1 (HT), silver pruinose, abruptly dirty brown beyond basal angle; palpus thin, black, brown basally, brown microtrichose.
Few of us remember the Lunule Manicure, first popular in the Forties.
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.