1] forked near basal 1/3, with about 15 apical cells and 9 subapical cells, claval veins unite at middle of clavus
Non-genitalic attributes are available to characterize this species, including pronotum flattening and short, thick setae on the scutellum, embolium, clavus
, corium, and membrane.
Uncus slender and long, sharp apically; tegumen intermediate in size; valva relatively broad; cucullus arched; harpe slender, sharp apically and bifurcate basally, shorter than uncus; sacculus processus short and pointed apically; clavus
triangular; saccus intermediate in size (Fig.
Forewing with apex of clavus
sanguineous with a large bluish-black spot; base of first apical cell sanguineous (Kirkaldy, 1906) D.
2A, D); scutellum flattened; pronotum and scutellum impunctate; posterior part of metepimeron roundish, not angulate; metasternum without medial outgrowth; R + M vein almost reaching apex of corium; inner margin of clavus
longer than scutellum (Fig.
Hemelytra: Mostly testaceous, with endocorium weakly enbrowned and bases of setae of exocorium dark brown, and with patterned red highlighting: on inner margins of clavus
and anterior half of claval commissure, half length of exocorium, red star-shaped marking distally on corium.
Forewings pale brown, hyaline; veins brown, tubercles dark brown; stigma black; clavus
with a short transversal brown band, just distad of fork PCu+A1.
Veins on clavus
(Pcu and 1An) of forewing of about same thickness as Cu on the corium (Figs.
Head dark brownish orange, with 2 black maculae on posterior third of interocular space; tylus pale orange; most of juga and margin near eyes cover with a whitish cerumen; antennal segment I pale orange, segments II and III bright yellow with base and apex slightly darker, segment IV dark brown or reddish brown with base yellow; anterior lobe of pronotum dark brownish orange, posterior lobe yellowish orange with punctures slightly darker; scutellum with basal third yellowish orange and the rest reddish brown; clavus
ochraceus with brownish orange punctures; corium hyaline, with punctures, a macula situated near middle third of endocorium, and a rectangular macula situated in the apical angle pale orange in color; membrane ambar.
Forewings color lighter than body, veins same to body, with a small brown mark along cross vein near apex of clavus
Populations at Cabbage Tree Creek, further south of Yadboro, exhibit some differences from the former populations in color, being generally a little lighter, particularly on the frontal plate of the head, pronotal disk and clavus
, all of which are more orangish brown.
DIAGNOSIS: Distinguished from other known congeners by the comparatively small size, light castaneous general coloration, somewhat obscured spots on the pronotum and clavus
, short and not hooked hypophysis of the left paramere, elongated phallotheca, and not much modified sclerotized rings (Figs.