dactylus


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dactylus

[′dak·tə·ləs]
(invertebrate zoology)
The structure of the tarsus of certain insects which follows the first joint; usually consists of one or more joints.
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6G) Basal endite with 2 long spines; vestigial dactylus.
6H) Propodus armed with many spines; dactylus with 2 spines.
Ventral margin of propodus including fixed finger, shorter than merus, with 1 spiniform seta at dactylus insertion.