Body black or brownish black; collum with 3 transverse rows of setae and setiferous tubercles (4+4 anterior setae, 1+1 intermediate setae and 2+2 posterior tubercles); metaterga 2–16 with two rows of 2+2 (anterior) setiferous cones and 2+2 (posterior) setiferous spines; ventral ridge (vrl) of lamina lateralis conspicuous; process (plm) of lamina medialis long, directed almost mesad; distal lobe (dlm) distally with two distinct lamellae. Similar in these respects to D. planata, but differs from that species by having paraterga yellow to orange and hypoproct subtriangular with conspicuous setiferous tubercles.
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