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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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Scopulae: All tarsi, 100% scopulate, metatarsi I-II 90%, metatarsi III 50% and metatarsi IV 25% scopulate.
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.
Scopulae: All tarsi, 100% scopulate, metatarsi I-II 100%, metatarsi III 50% scopulate, metatarsi IV 25% scopulate.
Scopulae: All tarsi, 100% scopulate, metatarsi I 50%, metatarsi II 25%, metatarsi III 15% scopulated, metatarsi IV ascopulate.
Tarsi I-IV densely scopulate, scopulae of tarsus II divided by a narrow band of setae, tarsi III-IV widely divided by setae.
Tarsus and distal end of metatarsus of legs I and II weakly scopulate. Pedipalp (Figs.
Tarsi and anterior half of metatarsi scopulate. Tarsal organ capsulate with oval opening, located dorsally at the distal end of tarsi (Fig.