calypter


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calypter

(kəˈlɪptə)
n
a bastard wing or alula
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Noun1.calypter - scalelike structure between the base of the wing and the halter of a two-winged fly
squama - a protective structure resembling a scale
fly - two-winged insects characterized by active flight
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Calypter yellowish with dense brownish microtrichae, margin with thin, sparse long setulae.
Legs wholly black, mid femur with complete row of pv, upper calypter brownish suffused, lower calypter paler coei --Legs uniformly testaceous to dark brown, mid femur with 3-5 pv on basal half, calypters yellow to yellow-brown alaba 7.
quadricornis Melander, but it can be separated from the latter by the following features: halter darkish brown; calypter yellowish; surstylus narrowed apically; cercus flat apically.
Lower calypter yellow with brownish cilia, haltere yellow.
15 Anterior katepisternal seta absent; lower calypter broad and truncated, of the Musca type (see couplet 6 for description); vein [R.
1+2] bend, lower calypter with sparse dark ciliae, halter yellow-brown; legs black; abdomen with light pruinosity, only tergite 5 with many discal setae, epandrium and basal parts of surstyli red-brown, paraphallus short, distiphallus long.
Haltere stem yellow, knob black or blackish; calypteres more-or-less equally wide, hyaline, with margin of dorsal calypter partly blackened.