scopula


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scopula

[′skäp·yə·lə]
(zoology)
A tuft of hair, as on the feet and chelicerae of certain spiders.
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Tarsi I-II with scopula entire, tarsi III-IV divided by a wide band of setae.
18); cymbium oval, with proximal dorsal ridge, modified clavate setae prolaterally and distally, and dense setal mat (cymbial scopula) dorsally (Figs 18, 19, 25); tegulum with spike-like median apophysis; embolus curved and directed distally, partly surrounded by membranous conductor (Figs 20, 23); female epigyne strongly sclerotised, with median septum and lateral copulatory ducts (Figs 21, 26); copulatory openings frequently plugged (Fig.
Les scopula des Opilions, differences avec les scopula des Araignees (Arachnida, Opiliones, Araneae).
Scopula: Metatarsi I, distal 3/4 with few bristles dividing at base; tarsi I, full, division with 2-3 rows of hairs in distal half; metatarsi II, 3/4, division with single row of setae; tarsi II, full divided with single row of setae in distal half, basal half with hairless band; metatarsi III, 1/2 distal, divided with three rows of spines; tarsi III, full, divided with 5-6 rows of small setae; metatarsi IV, 1/4 few scopuliform hairs distally, divided by 2-3 rows of setae; tarsi IV, full, divided with 8-9 rows of setae.
Instar E shows body densely hirsute, scopula and claw tufts present and normal locomotion.
Cymbium with strong dorsal scopula and rounded median alveolus.
Endites elongated, with anterior scopula and linear serrula.
All leg podomeres lack macrosetae; leg 1 with scopula of curved, spatulate setae on tibia, continues with fine, erect setae on metatarsus and tarsus.