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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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Upper and lower calypters brown with very short hairs of the same colour on margin; abdomen covered with brown pruinosity; the longest mid tibial anterodorsal seta about 0.2x length of tibia ...
The member of the family can be recognized by the following combination of characters: lower calypters glossiform or ovate, diverging from scutellum; posterior spiracle triangular without a distinct operculum, with both anterior and posterior fringes reduced; subscutellum distinctly developed, but not strongly developed as in Tachinidae.
Some eggs were situated in unusual body parts, difficult to access, such as the ventral part of the abdomen and between the two calypters (Figs 5-7).
9-15) differing by the lower calypter with lobular internal margin, not directed towards the scutellum; calypters with dark edge; surstyli in lateral view slightly curved and apical tip of paraphallus with dorsal line of denticles.
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.
General colouration: Scutum shiny brown, abdomen shiny yellow, with translucent tergites 1+2-4, tergite 5 brown, with grey pollinosity; fronto-orbital plate and parafacial brown, silver pollinose from certain angles; lunule reddish brown; antenna, arista and palpus dark brown; anterior spiracle brown; calypters whitish; haltere with yellow knob.
Upper calypter ridge setulose, lower calypter broad, truncate posteriorly, extending under base of scutellum (fig.11).