n.1.The act of darkening, or state of being dark; darkness; obscurity.
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cypria Nartshuk middle of all femora and tibiae, fore coxa yellow to pale brown with indistinct infuscation on inner side; gena uniformly yellow, as wide as diameter of fore tibia (Cyprus) 6.
Adult botflies have morphological characteristics (hair patterns, density, and color, plus wing infuscation, and arista coloration) that allow for easier identification than larvae.
Superficially, the glossy, uniformly brownish-orange color, with the slight infuscation of the fastigium and wings help distinguish this genus.
5x eye stalk diameter), vague granulated structure mesally on scutum, pruinose T-cross on scutum, large rounded apical wing spot, pale 'iridescent' subapical band between apical wing spot and central infuscation, slender front femora, whitish apical four tarsal segments of front leg, brown terga, trapezoid [female] sternum 7, [female] tergum 8 and sternum 8 single sclerites, wrinkled sausage-shaped spermathecae with small tubercles, ellipse-shaped to rounded epandrium, non-articulated surstyli in lateral and posterior view club-shaped (basally strongly constricted), and (probably) low sexual dimorphism in eye span (D ~ 1.
Veins brown, membrane hyaline with very faint brown infuscation, slightly darker in region of dm-cu crossvein; dm-cu crossvein obliquely angled.
Madagascar) 5 Antenna dark brown, distinct infuscation of scape, pedicel and/or postpedicel 6 --Antenna yellow (no infuscation of scape, pedicel, postpedicel) 7 6 Thoracic vittae orange to dark brown (markings often diffuse); pedicel dark brown, postpedicel blackish brown; artistal plumosity rather sparse P.
This new species is closely allied to Platylomia meyeri from northern Sulawesi in having long operculum, wide abdomen, and the infuscation only at the bases of the apical cells 2 and 3 on the fore wing but is distinguished by blackish coloration of the dorsal and ventral parts of the body and the uncal lobe in a different shape.