cornicle


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cornicle

[′kȯr·nə·kəl]
(invertebrate zoology)
Either of two protruding horn-shaped dorsal tubes in aphids which secrete a waxy fluid.
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COMMON NAME ORDER DESCRIPTION Spiders Araneae Eight legs, no wings Beetles Coleoptera Hard elytra Springtails Collembola Minute & wingless Earwigs Dermaptera "Pincer"-like cerci Flies, gnats, Diptera Only order with two wings mosquitoes Leafhoppers, Hemiptera Wings half hard, half planthoppers membranous Aphids Homoptera Small, with cornicles Wasps (many small Hymenoptera Usually with a constricted parasitoids), "waist" bees, ants Moths, Lepidoptera Scale-covered wings butterflies Lacewings Neuroptera Clear, vein-filled wings Harvestmen Opiliones Like spiders, often called "daddy longlegs" Crickets, Orthoptera Long hind legs for jumping grasshoppers, katydids
The antennae are dark and the cornicles are pale with dusky tips.