I imagine this habit of the jaguar is exactly similar to one which may any day be seen in the common cat, as with outstretched legs and exserted
claws it scrapes the leg of a chair; and I have heard of young fruit- trees in an orchard in England having been thus much injured.
Epipompilus is characterized by the fore wings twice black-banded, pronotum with the collar not well differentiated from the disc, pronotum short or moderately long, propodeum with the slope low and even, almost flat posteriorly, eyes sometimes wholly covered with short hairs, and labrum strongly exserted
Ovipositor occupying 0.5 to 0.7x length of gaster, exserted
markedly beyond gastral apex (by 0.22 to 0.3x own total length); ovipositor length:metatibia length ratio 1.2 to 1.3.
The calyx is a rounded stem and exactly as long as the bract but appears about as long as the exserted
Anteriormost dorsal-fin spines raised and exserted
from fin membrane during flexion through transformation stages; all exserted
in transformation and early juvenile stages.
Distal segments fully inserted within segment 7, with no parts exserted
in any pinned specimens.
Diagnosis: Caudal fin rear margin truncate or slightly emarginate in females, convex or truncate in males, upper and lowermost ray exserted
in some males; dorsal fin 15-17 rays, 3rd spine longest, 1-6% SL longer than 4th spine of males; pectoral fin rays 16-17; anal fin rays 7, fin of both sexes enlarged, pointed, reaching past caudal-fin base; pelvic fins of male much elongated, 1st and 2nd rays enlarged, reaching middle anal fin rays or past anal fin base.
, each time with fewer legs, claws and/or eye stalks than
Inflorescence a false panicle, 120.1-220 cm long, corymbosus, highly branched, especially in the upper nodes, composed of both terminal and axillary inflorescence units, these units 3-4.1 cm long, with 2, rarely 3 racemes, equal or subequal in length, conjugate or subdigitate, exserted
or partially enclosed by the spatheole; peduncle of the inflorescence unit 1.6-6 cm long; spatheoles 2-5.5 cm long.
Pistillate inflorescences capitate, arranged in 2-5 racemes, each with 4-7 flowers, peduncles to 20 mm long, congested in anthesis, expanded after fertilization, pedicels short < 1mm long; involucre well differentiated 1-2 mm long, sacciform to urceolate in shape, very thick, with 4-5 lanceolated lobes < 1 mm long, bicolor, the basal half darker than the upper; stigma somewhat exserted
, lobed and decurrent; lower part of the perianth consists of 4 lanceolate involucral bracts 1 mm long; indumentum densely short velutinous; no staminodes are present.