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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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2009): Cetonana can be recognised by the following combination of characters: the presence of ventral leg cusps on metatarsi and tarsi I and II of both sexes (absent from tibiae of both sexes); scopulate metatarsi and tarsi I and II of females comprising erectile bristles; the absence of leg spines; flat carapace; AME that are clearly larger than the other eyes; PME that are smaller than the PLE; female epigyne with posterior copulatory openings; and male palp with strongly ventrally curved cymbium and a tegulum occupying only part of the ventral side of the cymbium.
Metatarsi I-II densely scopulate on distal half, III densely scopulate on 1/3, and IV densely scopulate less than 1/4 region.
Tarsi and metatarsi of legs I and II heavily scopulate; tibia I and II usually scopulate at distal ends.