aedeagus

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aedeagus

[¦ē·dē′ā·gəs]
(invertebrate zoology)
The copulatory organ of a male insect.
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Twisted aedeagi are present in several Psychodini taxa such as Trichopsychoda Tonnoir, Threticus Eaton and Psychoda Latreille, as well as in two species of Brunettiina (Wagner & Vaillant 1983) and in the currently unplaced taxa Saximormia Jezek and Bryopharsos Quate.
Note that after clearing the hypopygia in KOH it becomes apparent that the aedeagi in both genera are well-hidden within the gonocoxite-hypandrial complex and that the two prongs are thin and elongate (Figs 4, 29).