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discal

/ˈdɪskəl/
adjective
1.
(biology, zoology) relating to or resembling a disc; disclike: discal cells
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  • discal: on or relating to the disc of any surface or structure.

  • The discal area is buff, and the belt is pale yellowish-buff.

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  • The discal spot on the hind wings is silvery, bordered with rosy-red.

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  • The discal spot of the secondaries is well silvered and margined with pale red.

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  • Wings long, with the discal areolets from the base to beyond the middle mostly vitreous, but having the veins bordered with brown.

  • Hind wings with two vitreous spots, of which one is basal and the other discal.

  • There are a few irregular black spots on the discal area of the fore wings, and a row of minute white spots on the outer border.

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  • The discal band of spots common to both wings is broken and irregular, and the spots on the hind wings are quite small.

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  • The hind wings are pale buff, with the basal and discal areas mottled with green.

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  • The hind wings on the under side are buff, with the basal and discal areas mottled with pale brown or pale olive-green.

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