puncturation

puncturation

(ˌpʌŋktʃəˈreɪʃən)
n
1. obsolete the act of puncturing
2. (Zoology) esp entomol the state of being marked or dotted
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disparilis is recognized by the following set of features: body dark-brown, slender; head very long, dorsally glabrous with transversal striae, antennae with third antenomere longer than others; prothorax strongly longer, than broad, smooth, rhomboid-like appearance, apically with transversal striae, longitudinally grooved; elytra without obvious puncturation, elytral apex rounded without an evident declivity; femora clubbed; first tarsal segment as long as the length of 2nd and 3rd together.
STRUCTURE: Integument and vestiture: Pronotum and scutellum with a few scattered, large, coarse punctures forming groups in some places; median portions of abdominal sternites III-VI with dense, rather coarse puncturation, lateral fourths of sternites III-VI as well as whole of sternite VII rather smooth.
3 Mesonotum, mesopleuron, and most of propodeal dorsum with dense and fine puncturation (Fig.