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Figure 2.49 Distribution of
H. birmaniae in India. (
Place of first record.
Map not to scale.
outline is slightly convex, and broadly rounded apically; dental formula is 4/4, with
seven to nine denticles in a file.
Scutum: Scutum is glossy, outline moderately wide, approximately 1.35 times
as long as wide, widest just anterior of the level of spiracular plates. Lateral
grooves are obsolete or faintly suggested by depression no longer than the width of
first festoon. Cervical grooves are obsolete; pits deep and short. Punctations are
small, few may be medium size, shallow, moderately numerous, rather evenly dis-
tributed, and noncontiguous. Festoons number 11 and are distant. Spiracular plates
are small and oval; dorsal projection short, widely triangular.
Legs: Legs are moderately long and robust. Coxa are each with a prominent
Female ( Figures 2.50 and 2.51 ) 58,73,127
Total length of body is approximately 2.2 mm, width 1.4 mm.
Capitulum: Basis capitulum is approximately 2.3 times as wide as long; cornua
are triangular, with bluntly rounded apex, and approximately one-third as long as
the base; porose areas are moderately large, oval, and widely spaced. Palpi similar
to those of male except for slight lateral extension of basal margin forming a small,
and uptilted basolateral point. Hypostome is slightly larger and more elongate than
male with dental formula 4/4 and with 9
12 denticles in each file.
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