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  • n. Plural form of cercopod.


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  • For instance, in an immature cockroach both male and female carry a pair of jointed tail-feelers or cercopods on the tenth abdominal segment, and a pair of unjointed limbs or stylets on the ninth.

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  • In the adult stage, both sexes possess cercopods, but the males only have stylets, those of the female disappearing at the final moult.

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  • The baby cockroach (fig. 4 _d_) is known by its flattened body, rounded prothorax, and stiff, jointed tail-feelers or cercopods; the baby grasshopper by its strong, elongate hind-legs, adapted, like those of the adult, for vigorous leaping.

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  • The rest of their body is elongate terminating in a pair of filamentous cercopods.

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