Genotype: Orchezelandia rubra Salmon, 1937.
Without scales. Antennae with five segments. Abd. IV three to four times as long as Abd. III. Mucro bidentate. Ocelli present. Post-antennal organ absent.
Orchezelandia rubra Salmon, 1937. Plate 66, figs. 442–446.
Colour: In life, bright red to orange-red, fading in spirit to orange-red or yellow, and mottled with black spots.
Clothing: Densely covered by short, fine setae, with prominent dorsal tufts of very long, stout setae. Similar long setae occur singly all over body. Antennae covered by hairs with occasional long setae. Ant. V thickly clothed with short hairs only.
Body: Length 1·5–2 mm. Antennae five-segmented and about twice as long as head. Ant. I: II: III: IV: V as 1: 3: 7: 4: 6. Ocelli, eight on each side, two of which are large, four medium, and two small.
Legs: Claw with one pair of inner teeth just past half-way, a large tooth at three-quarters and a very small tooth near apex. A pair of outer basal lateral teeth reaching to one-quarter down and two outer teeth about centre of outer edge. Empodial appendage lanceolate, and reaching to the second inner tooth. A single strongly clavate tenent hair as long as claw to each foot.
Furcula: Reaching forward to ventral tube. Dens a little longer than manubrium, slender, and corrugated ventrally. Mucro very small, bidentate, with basal spine, the apical tooth the larger.
Locality: In open country near Newbury, in the Manawatu district. (Coll. D. K. Ross).
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Type: Slide 3/196, Dominion Museum Collection.