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stigma

A negative impression of property because of real or perceived problems.The most common stigma is associated with property that has remained on the market for whatever time period is locally considered “too long.”Potential buyers usually think there must be some problem with the property that they might or might not be able to recognize and economically cure, so they avoid such properties.Another common stigma is a commercial property,usually with a restaurant tenant, that has experienced high turnover.The reason might be that the tenants had insufficient financial resources to survive until the break-even point, but the property soon acquires a stigma as a bad location for restaurants.To some extent,the stigma can become a self-fulfilling prophecy if the community fails to patronize any business at that location because of the stigma.Despite that,there are tremendous opportunities for investors who target stigmatized properties and can successfully overcome the bad reputation.

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Forewing hyaline and about apical fourth of wings slightly infuscate, with an infuscated crossband below apical third of marginal vein and stigmal vein, and a cluster of dark bristles below the apex of marginal vein.
Posterior spiracles (Figs 24, 25): On extremely short stigmatophores, each with three radiating, elliptical, long and narrow stigmal openings (stigo) in a shamrock-shaped cuticular depression, surface between them smooth, positioned on a sub-triangular spiracular plate, ecdysial scar large, rounded and conspicuous; with four peristigmal tufts (Figs 24, 25, pstgt), inserted between stigmal openings on spiracular plate, broad and blade-like basally with 5-7 long, narrow undivided filaments.
Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; distal part of stigmal vein much shorter than proximal part (4:9).
Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; stigmal vein regularly curved.
The characters distinguishing the new species are the following: frontal line incomplete; scutellum granulated; forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; distal part of stigmal vein longer than proximal part; dorsal process of para-mere long and sharp, regularly curved, slightly scytheshaped, located in distal region of param-ere.