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Image from page 173 of "American entomology, or, Descriptions of the insects of North America : illustrated by coloured figures from original drawings executed from nature" (1824)

Identifier: americanentomolo03sayt

Title: American entomology, or, Descriptions of the insects of North America : illustrated by coloured figures from original drawings executed from nature

Year: 1824 (1820s)

Authors: Say, Thomas, 1787-1834 Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885, ill Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846, ill Wood, W. W., fl. 1825-1830, ill Bridport, Hugh, 1794-ca. 1868, engraver Lang, George S., b. 1799, engraver Longacre, James Barton, 1794-1869, engraver Tiebout, Cornelius, 1777-1832, engraver Fischer von Waldheim, Gotthelf, 1771-1853, former owner DSI Hay, William Perry, 1872-1947, former owner. DSI Middleton, A. J., inscriber. DSI Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950, former owner DSI

Subjects: Insects Insects Entomology

Publisher: [Philadelphia] : Published by Samuel Augustus Mitchell, for sale by Anthony Finley, corner of Fourth and Chesnut St., William Brown, printer

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di-lated^ and with a series of spines on the lowerside; tibiae arcuated, accurately closing on theinferior surface of the thigh; tarsi moderate;intermediate pair slender, longer than the ante-riors; third pair longest, slender, the tarsi elongat-ed, terminated by a single long and slender nail. OBSERVATIONS. This genus is closely allied to Tanypus, Chi-RONOMus, and Ceratopogon, but it differs fromthem by the remarkable conformation of theanterior and posterior feet. PLATE xxxv. HETEROMYIA FASCIATA. SPECIFIC CHARACTER. Wings hyaline, trifasciate with dusky. DESCRIPTION. Body testaceous: thorax with a black disk:wings with three equidistant bands, the two ex-terior ones somewhat confluent: posterior thighsa little dilated towards the tip: abdomen with asilvery sericeous reflection, % cylindrical, 9 di-lated towards the tip. Variety, a. Thorax entirely testaceous. OBSERVATIONS. The manners and habits of this insect are un-known, though it is of rather frequent occur-rence. PLATE XXXV. S


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