infuscate


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infuscate

(ɪnˈfʌskeɪt) or

infuscated

adj
(Zoology) (esp of the wings of an insect) tinged with brown
[C17: from Latin infuscāre to darken, from fuscus dark]
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Verb1.infuscate - darken with a brownish tinge, as of insect wings
discolor - cause to lose or change color; "The detergent discolored my shirts"
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INFUSCATE A Stewed B Dyed in the year C Clouded with brown who am I?
Labium and legs yellowish brown, profemoral spine black, distal halves of tarsi blackish; some faces of femora and tibiae appearing infuscate (depending on the angle of observation).
Legs brownish yellow, fore coxa blackish basally, mid coxa blackish and hind coxa black, trochanters infuscate and apical one or two tarsomeres of all tarsi fuscous.
1); legs with coxae reddish brown, trochanters, femora, and tibiae pale, and tarsi infuscate.
It is characterized by the following features: neck arising high on occiput; head extending obliquely forward with distinct clypeus and gena; wing infuscate with clear spots; fore tarsomere 2 much longer than tarsomere 3 or 4; subepandrial sclerite extended beyond base of clasping cercus (Sinclair 1995; Yang et al.
Pronotum weakly shagreened, with narrowly darkened posterolateral corners; ventral margin of propleuron infuscate.
Body dark brown to black, with first segment of gaster white to yellow; ovipositor sheaths dark brown; antennal scape yellow to pale brown, pedicel and flagellum infuscate brown; wings hyaline; legs, including coxae, dark brown, with base and apex of mid tibia and hind femur white; basitarsus of hind leg infuscate.
DISCUSSION: This new species is easily distinguished from congeners exhibiting similar pale green general coloration by the almost completely darkened antennal segment II (basal 1/5-1/2 part infuscate in female) and unique structure of the vesica.
Similar pattern coloration as the brachypterous form but the marks are more infuscate, the mesonotum uniformly brown dark colored except the tegulae that are pale and the hyaline fore wing--that are heavily infuscate at basal third and at apex of clavus (Fig.
Wing with costal margin broadly infuscate, lacking distinct infuscation over apex of [R.
2): pale with sparse or dense brown or reddish dots, proximal to costal fracture dots either slightly denser or very dense and resulting in red suffusion, cuneus with proximal crescentshaped area transparent, remaining portion with more or less dense cover of dots, membrane clear and veins pale with area posterior to anal ridge brown, anterior cell and distal portion of posterior cell brown, distal areas of membrane in part infuscate.