Similarly, the arrangements and number of crochets, as well as the number of mesothorax
setae, can be used to tease apart the 3 species (Table 4).
However, the fact that the massive lymphangiomatous cyst provoked a functional left pneumonectomy due to its size and position in the mesothorax
has not been described previously in Gorham-Stout disease.
One pair of setae on each mesothorax
and metathorax segment, and a pair on abdominal segment VIII, each arising from a tubercular base along the anterior-lateral margin of the vasiform orifice.
The remarkable feature in this new species are the presence of two very large papillae without setae in dorsal region of collar segment, and dorsal sclerotized plate occupying pro and mesothorax
, absent in other neotropical species of Clinodiplosis.
Pronotum long, not swollen above epomia, epomia itself strong but short, not reaching upper margin of pronotum; mesoscutum punctulate with setae, laterally with punctures finer and weaker; notauli present, but weak and shallow; mesopleuron mostly punctulate with setae; epicnemial carina rather sinuous, reaching anterior margin of mesopleuron, exceeding level of lower corner of pronotum; sternal part of mesothorax
1.3x as long as mid coxa.
Flea bodies have three major parts: head (triangular in shape with club-shaped antennae and downward pointed mouthparts), thorax (contains three pairs of legs and has three distinct segments called the prothorax, mesothorax
, and metathorax), and abdomen (contains 10 segments in adults with the caudal segment containing a dorsal sensilium that detects vibrations and temperature changes for host detection).
* Three pairs of acrostichals bristles on the mesothorax
Spiracles: Located laterally in mesothorax
and metathorax on papillae or tubercles, and on the first eight abdominal segments (Fig.
elongate and > 2x longer than head and pronotum combined.
There is a relatively strongly supported sister group relationship between Hydrometridae and Hermatobatidae, which was diagnosed on the basis of upright egg deposition and a distinctly prolonged mesothorax
The dorsal scolus of the prothorax, mesothorax
, and the ninth abdominal segment are longer than the others, a larval feature very common among Hemileucinae (Lemaire, 2002); the scoli are slightly clearer than the integument, but their urticating setae are darker.
and Metathorax.- Scutellum black, quadrate, clothed with dense white hairs; elytron about twice as long as broad; striae deep, punctate, strial intervals punctulate; distance between striae at base subequal; striae 2, 3 and 4 with small denticles at their bases; humerus punctulate, glabrous, shiny black (Fig.