Brevipalpus yothersi female - ventral view of anal and genital regions (a), spermatheca (b), dorsal seta on palp femorogenu (c), distal part of palpus
Mandible with well-developed coxa and gnathobase; palpus
represented by single seta.
Outer maxillipeds placed nearly longitudinally; merus and ischium fused, a demarcation line sometimes visible between them; palpus
three segmented, carpus slightly longer than subtrapezoidal propodus, dactylus articulated disto-medially on ventral margin of subtrapezoidal propodus, overreaching it considerably.
Labrum long-attenuate with two pairs of ventral setae; labella hemispherical, each with some lateral setae and two pairs of short setae; palpus
with four segments: 1st segment shortest, globose as long as wide, 2nd-4th segments cylindrical, 2nd segment widest, 1.
Inner face of the third antennal segment dark brown; palpus
yellowish with dark distal region; gena with lower half blackish and upper half pale brown.
Antennal ascoids simple; palpus
segment 5 long, longer than segments 3+4.
brown; segment 3 slightly shorter than segment 5; palpal ratio 2.
n of right hind leg, Mx4: length of fourth palpo mere of right maxillary palpus
, IO, D and d: minimum distance between compound eyes, antero-posterior diameter and transverse diameter of right compound eye, respectively, PO: d/D.
was destroyed in the process of slide preparation.
brownish yellow and triangulate (obtuse scalene shape) (Fig.
Head: Arista bare; clypeus strongly convex, entirely microsetulose; palpus
parallelsided, densely microsetulose, with a few small setulae, but lacking outstanding setae; lower frons flat, projecting slightly anterior to eyes, supra-antennal shelf distinct; frontal vitta with small, elevated area restricted to upper 1/2; lower 1/2 of frons flat with straight margin; 2 pairs of fronto-orbital setae, posterior pair usually at or behind level of ocelli.
Cardo reduced; stipes prominent, trapezoidal with two prominent falcate medial sensilla; galea finger-like, approximately 1/3 the length of palpomere (MP) 1; palpus
length, excluding palpifer.