Female. Yellow. Eyes separated by not more than their terminal width, gradually thinning at the top. Palps long, brownish black, 4th segment matching the previous two segments combined, 2nd shorter than 3rd, 1st much longer than wide [these are actually segments 2 - 5]. Antenna 2nd segment narrowed in the middle, the neck a little longer than wide, the rest broken. Metanotum, three short bands, mesonotum and mesonotum reddish. Halteres light green. Wing whitish, not distinctly stippled, veins a whitish yellow, crossvein and base of the cubital black, cubital arched, ending very near the tip of the wing. Legs light green, fore tarsus long and thin, white, both ends of segments 1-4 deep black, 5th slightly clouded, pulvilli a little wider, with long hairs, not exceeding the middle of the crotchets, hardly shorter than the empodium, probably branched four hind tarsi broken; fore femur much longer than the tibia, the latter and the tarsal segments are 2 : 3 2/3 ; 2 : 1 1/2 : 2 : 3/4 [i.e. LR = 1.80], the 4th segment is longer than 3rd, the four hind tibias have confluent combs which occupy two thirds of the circumference, the two spurs short. Abdomen a bright green, unmarked. L. 4 mm.
Male. Pale yellow, abdomen spotless, four bands on mesonotum, metanotum and mesosternum fawn, red scape, flagellum broken. Wing as female. Legs white, distal end of tarsomeres 1-4 and 5th tarsal segment black. Anterior tarsus broken. Eyes separated by 1.5 times their terminal width. Terminal articles of the genitalia (‘'pince') arcuate, the distal half suddenly narrowed in a straight beak, glabrous, having only one third of the width of the proximal half and carrying on the distal half of the medial side straight six large rigid bristles. Superior appendages very thin, glabrous, linear, reaching the end of the basal article (gonocoxite), weakly curved and ending in a point; inferior appendages large, pubescent, exceeding just the gonocoxite and bearing dorsally the usual long and thick curved setae. Anal point long and thin. L. 4.5 mm.Male:
A yellowish-green species with dark bands on the tarsi, and darkening of the cross veins of the wings.
Thorax yolky colour, dull with practically no pruinosity.
Abdomen without dark markings but with strong pruinosity at the incisures and on segments 5 and 7. Anal point narrow. Freeman (1961) quotes the AR as about 4.5, but in other populations the AR is quoted as lower (2.9-3.82 (Tokunaga 1964; Chaudhuri et al. 1992)). LR about 1.6-1.8.
Wing length 2.75 (2.07-3.08) mm; width 0.62 (0.56-0.73) mm; VR 0.92-0.98.
Head Frontal tubercles about 30µm; about 17-21 clypeal setae; Palpal proportions (segs. 1-5) (µm): 60 : 60 : 185 : 220 : 330.
Thoracic setae: achrostichals abt. 10, but often not evident; 6-14 dorsolaterals; 2-4 prealars; scutellars with only a single row of 12.6 (10-16) setae.
Wing: Hyaline, brachiolum with 2 sensilla campaniformia; squama with 20 (15-26) setae.
Leg proportions (µm) and ratios: