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Figure 2.19 Distribution of
H. kashmirensis in India. (
Place of first record.
Map not to scale.
Scutum: Scutum outline is elongate and oval, almost twice as long as wide, wid-
est at the level of spiracular plates. Lateral grooves are deep, long, distinct, and
extending from the level of coxa II to posterior margin of first festoon. Cervical
grooves are fairly deep and very short. Punctations are few, inconspicuous, shallow,
and irregularly distributed. Festoons number 11. Genital apron is rather large, sub-
circular, with minute serrations distally, and situated between coxa II.
Legs: Legs are moderately long and robust.
Female ( Figures 2.20 and 2.21 ) 51
Total body length measures approximately 4.10 mm, width 2.25 mm.
Capitulum: Basis capitulum is with short, widely triangular cornua; porose areas
are shallow, of moderate size, tending to be elongate, triangular, and separated
from each other by distance equaling width of one area. Hypostome is with 5/5
Scutum: Scutum is almost as wide as long; all margins are gradually rounded.
Cervical grooves are deep and converging anteriorly, thence shallow, diverging,
extending slightly beyond mid-length of scutum. Punctations are similar to those of
anterior two-fifths of male scutum.
Legs: Coxal spurs, tarsi, and other characters are essentially as in male; tarsi,
especially II and III, are more humped than in male.
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