Figure 2.3 (A D) Hypostome of male, female, nymph, and larva, respectively; (E H)
capitulum of male, female, nymph, and larva, respectively; (I L) coxa of male, female, nymph,
and larva, respectively; (M O) spiracular plates of male, female, and nymph, respectively.
Source: NIV. unpublished drawings.
equaling their own diameter. Hypostome is narrow with convex lateral margins.
Dental formula is 3/3 with eight denticles in a file. Palpi are slightly less than
0.5 mm in length, with straight lateral margins. Cornua are small with blunt apex.
Scutum: Scutum of engorged specimen measures approximately 1.8 mm in
length and 2.5 mm at greatest width. Cervical grooves are shallow and indistinct.