occipital border

occipital border

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edge of a bone that articulates with the occipital bone. See: occipital border of parietal bone, occipital margin of temporal bone.
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Head Capsule (w = 0.40 mm, n = 87): Head hairs distributed as follows: 23-30 hairs over each gena, 14 hairs over the clypeus, 2-4 hairs on the frons, 0-1 over the vertex and none on the occipital border. Head hairs of the following types (lengths given in parentheses): simple (Sl: 0.042 [+ or -] 0.013 mm, 0.0180.058 mm, n = ll; S3: 0.064 [+ or -] 0.008 mm, 0.049 0.084 mm, n = 40); bifid (B2: 0.048-0.060 mm, n = 5; B3: 0.063 [+ or -] 0.016 mm, 0.033-0.101 mm, n = 40); 3-branched (R2: 0.065 [+ or -] 0.014 mm, 0.043-0.093 mm, n = 22; R4: 0.045-0.058 mm, n = 4); and 4 branched (E1: 0.055-0.083 mm, n = 2; E4: 0.050 mm, n = 1).
Head Capsule (w = 0.51 mm, n = 25): Head hairs distributed as follows: 26-30 hairs over each gena, 12-15 hairs over the clypeus, 4-5 hairs on the frons, 2-3 over the vertex and 0-2 along the occipital border. Head hairs of the following types (subtype and length given in parentheses): simple (S1: 0.072 [+ or -] 0.014 mm, 0.050-0.100 mm, n = 20; S3: 0.060-0.075 mm, n = 3); bifid (B2: 0.060-0.073 mm, n = 2; B3: 0.077 [+ or -] 0.013 mm, 0.038-0.103 mm, n = 40); 3-branched (R1: 0.040-0.089 mm, n = 9; R2: 0.077 [+ or -] 0.015 mm, 0.053-0.098 mm, n = 11); 4-branched (E1: 0.080 mm, n = 1; E4: 0.058-0.074 mm, n = 2).
Head capsule (w = 0.66 mm, n = 33): Head hairs distributed as follows: 27-39 hairs over each gena, 17-18 hairs over the clypeus, 4 hairs over the frons, 4 hairs over the vertex and 57 hairs along the occipital border. Head hairs of the following types (subtype and length given in parentheses): simple (S1: 0.054 [+ or -] 0.028 mm, 0.020-0.127 mm, n = 20; S2: 0.075 [+ or -] 0.010 mm, 0.048-0.090 mm, n = 17); bifid (B2: 0.063-0.092 mm, n = 3; B3: 0.084 [+ or -] 0.017 mm, 0.045-0.120 mm, n = 43); 3-branched (R1: 0.086 [+ or -] 0.010 mm, 0.070-0.104 mm, n = 11; R2: 0.073-0.095 mm, n = 2; R3: 0.065 mm, n = 1; R5: 0.080 mm, n = 1); 4-branched (E1: 0.075 mm, n = 1).
Head slightly longer than wide, covered with fine pubescence, and with a few longer erect hairs; antennal scapes surpassing occipital border of head by 1/5 their total length; eyes relatively large, about as long as length of malar space and placed at approximately the middle third of side of head; 3 tiny, barely visible ocelli present.
Head wider than long, with abundant, fine pubescence, and with long erect hairs present; large compound eyes located at middle of side of head; 3 large ocelli present; frontal lobes well developed; scapes surpassing occipital border by 1/4 their length.