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a.1.(Zool.) Of or pertaining to the upper lip, or mustache.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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30 Face strongly projecting ventrally (not dorsally), giving a pointed, nose-like appearance in profile; mystacal macrosetae largely confined to small area at apex of pointed gibbosity Lycostommyia Oldroyd, 1980 (6 spp., Londt 1992a)
10.5 mm) and mystacal coloration would suggest an affinity with the acrobaptus species-group which occurs in the region once referred to as 'Cap' (= Cape).
Diagnosis: Stenopogoninae with the following combination of characters: postpedicel more than 1.5* longer than scape and pedicel combined and bearing a distinct style made up of three elements, including a terminal "seta-like" element; mystacal setation confined to the ventral third of face; proepisternum fine setose (a few moderately developed setae are present, but these are never as strong as mesonotal macrosetae); scutellum with a single pair of apical macrosetae; postmetacoxal area entirely membranous and asetose; only abdominal T1 with a group of strong macrosetae dorsolaterally; [male] terminalia fairly slender, never bulbous.