from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In entomology, a brush of stiff hairs on the leg of a bee, used for collecting pollen. Also called scopa, pollen-brush, and corbiculum. See scopula.


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  • Metastoma: in Orthoptera: = hypopharynx: q.v. Metatarsus: applied to basal joint of tarsus, where that differs greatly in length or otherwise from the other joints: see sarothrum.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology


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