Laphria sacrator Walker: Original Description

Walker, F. 1849. List of Specimens of Dipterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. London. Vol. 2, p. 382.

LAPHRIA Sacrator, n. s. Æneo-atra, sublinearis, vix lata, pilis flavis nigrisque hirta, pectore ventreque piceis, antennis nigris, pedibus piceis, tarsis ferrugineis, alis limpidis.

Body bronze-black, nearly linear, not very broad, thickly clothed with hairs: head narrower than chest, clothed with black and yellow hairs; the latter are most frequent on the front and on the clypeus, where the hairs are longest; tubercle of the eyelets beset with two black bristles: eyes black; fore part flat, very distinct from the other part, and having much larger facets: lip black, short, its tip clothed with ferruginous hairs; feelers black; first joint linear, clothed with black hairs; second joint cup-shaped, beset with black bristles, not half the length of the first; third joint slightly tapering from near the base to the tip, about twice the length of the first and of the second joints; chest clothed with yellow hairs: breast and under-side of the abdomen piceous, almost hairless: back of the abdomen clothed with yellow hairs from the base to the middle, and with black hairs thence to the tip: legs piceous, thickly clothed with tawny and black hairs, not armed with teeth; hind legs rather thick; hind shanks slightly curved; feet ferruginous and clothed with ferruginous hairs, as are also the tips of the shanks; claws black, ferruginous at the base; foot-cushions tawny; wings colourless; wing-ribs and veins piceous, the latter black toward the tips; poisers tawny. Length of the body 7 1/2--8 lines; of the wings 15-16 lines.

a. Nova Scotia. Presented by F. Walker, Esq.
b. Nova Scotia. From Lieut. Redman's collection.

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