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Posted on 28-07-2011 10:15

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Looking at the Suilla Key at

I am wondering what is meant by short and long arista?

Thank you
Dr Elisabeth A. Harris
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Posted on 28-07-2011 11:02
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It's 'long plumose' (feathery with long rays) and 'short plumose' (feathery with short rays). The other possibilities are 'bare' and 'pubescent' (downy - very short rays).
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Posted on 28-07-2011 11:37

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You should measure the width of "feather" and compare to the diameter of the basal part of arista, or to the height of first flagellomere !
dr. A. J. Woznica, Institute of Environmental Biology, Wroclaw University of Environmental & Life Sciences
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Posted on 28-07-2011 11:44

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a pic from Czerny (1927) !
Andrzej attached the following image:

dr. A. J. Woznica, Institute of Environmental Biology, Wroclaw University of Environmental & Life Sciences
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Posted on 30-07-2011 10:17

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Thank you both,

It seems that the length of the arista is c. the same in both

What do you mean by Ray (Stephen) feather (Andrzej), 1 hair on the arista?

Short plumose seems to have long hairs on the arista?
Dr Elisabeth A. Harris
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