Metaterga 9–19 usually with 2+2 cones/spines (anterior row) and 3+3 cones/spines (posterior row). Similar in this respect to D. breviverpa, D. purpurosea and D. takensis. Differs from these species by the following combination of characters; process (plm) of lamina medialis short, thick and broad, directed mesad, tip blunt; distal lobe (dlm) apically with two distinct lamellae, mesal and lateral lamellae equal in size, very broad and thick; epiproct short; male femora 5 and 6 slightly humped ventrally.
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