Indumentum tomentose, constituted of trichomestector, thin, whitish, soft, erect and adpressed
, uniform, c.
Asterophyllites lycopodioides has 4-6 acicular leaves of similar size, but these are closely adpressed
to the axis and only slightly curved.
This genus can be recognized by the small size (6-15 mm), the dull color with short adpressed
setae, the spined antennal tubercles and humeral angles, the long wings extending beyond abdomen, the fore and hind femora subequal in length, the pygophore with a median process, and the absence of parameres (Elkins, 1954).
ericae can be recognized by having the following traits: (1) a sericeous dorsiventral vegetative shoot, with short internodes; (2) the larger leaf in a pair oblanceolate, adaxially green, abaxially green less often reddish with contrasting red or deep purple in the apical 1/3 or 1/5 of the foliar area, 11 veins (rarely 7-14); (3) inflorescences with two to three pedicellate flowers usually adpressed
to the ventral side of the vegetative shoot, bracts lanceolate, 1-3.
Coloration (Figs 41-44): Carapace low, flat, brown with median and two lateral yellow bands, covered with white adpressed
Dorsal fin elongated in males, pointed, rays 7-8 much more elongated than remaining rays, filamentous, tips reaching at least distal margin of caudal fin when adpressed
to the body; anal fin pointed in males, pointed, rays 78 much more elongated than remaining rays, filamentous, tips reaching distal margin of caudal fin when adpressed
to body; dorsal and anal fins just slightly pointed in females.
Glaucous abaxial surface, with a white-greyish pubescence, resultant from high density of stellate, fasciculate and multi-stellate trichomes, adpressed
, with short and long rays, the long rays 12-17(19) [micron]m long, the short ones with (<20 [micron]m long), with more than 8 filaments (8-15).
Epidermal sclerite terms used here are scales = flat, small, with or without raised rim, may be adpressed
or raised; rods = elongate, either flattened, ovate, or circular in cross-section, raised; trowel-like = with a rim, U-shaped in cross-section, and a stem; skeletal = entirely within cuticle.
Postocular area covered with adpressed
white hairs on lower half of head, but without hairs on upper half.
4G-H); tibial spines absent on fore and middle tibia, arranged in single row, long and pale on hind tibia; antenna with short, semierect to adpressed
pale simple setae.
is branched and adpressed
white-silky greyish tomentose perennial herb, up to 100 cm, growing on the pine forest and roadsides of Akseki (Antalya), at altitudes up to 1600 m .
Heels slightly overlap when thighs are held at right angle to body axis, reaching to anterior border of eye when legs are adpressed