Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Meaning of the word "dust"
Posted by tristram on 10-09-2014 13:54
From an article on Chris Raper's blog:
dusting: also called pollinosity, this is the grey, powdery, scaley surface covering that forms patterns like stripes or bands across the whole body. It is important to assess the extent of dusting and this is best viewed from above and behind (postero-dorsally) under an even, white light.