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  • noun Plural form of culicid.


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  • Claspette: in genitalia of male culicids, the inner basal lobe of side piece; q.v. Clasp-filament: in male genitalia of culicids the articulated appendage or terminal segment of side-piece or clasp; sometimes bears an articulated point or apex and then = articulated apex.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Harpes: the lateral pieces of the male genitalia in Lepidoptera, used as clasping organs: also applied to the corneous hooks often borne by these lateral pieces, which are then termed valves; see clasper: in culicids an articulated process, sometimes jointed, at the base of inner side of side-piece, below and exterior to the harpagones.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Harpago - ones: the inner basal lobes of the clasping organs of d culicids also, more generally = harpes.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology


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