Synonyms of 'Parts of insects'
acetabulumthe aperture in the thorax of an insect that holds the leg air sacany of the thin-walled extensions of the tracheae of insects having a similar function antennaone of a pair of mobile appendages on the heads of insects, crustaceans, etc, that are often whiplike and respond to touch and taste but may be specialized for swimming or attachment aristaa bristle-like appendage on the antennae of some insects cercusone of a pair of sensory appendages at the tip of the abdomen of some insects and other arthropods cirrusa hairlike structure in other animals, such as a filament on the appendage of an insect or a barbel of a fish clasperclypeusa cuticular plate on the head of some insects between the labrum and the frons compound eyethe convex eye of insects and some crustaceans, consisting of numerous separate light-sensitive units (ommatidia) coriumthe leathery basal part of the forewing of hemipterous insects coxathe basal segment of the leg of an insect elytroneither of the horny front wings of beetles and some other insects, which cover and protect the hind wings endocuticlethe inner layer of the cuticle of an insect epicuticlethe outermost lipoprotein layer of the insect cuticle exocuticlethe layer of an insect's cuticle between the epicuticle and the endocuticle, which is often hard and dark in colour femurthe segment of an insect's leg nearest to the body flagellumthe terminal whiplike part of an arthropod's appendage, esp of the antenna of many insects forewingeither wing of the anterior pair of an insect's two pairs of wings glossaa paired tonguelike lobe in the labium of an insect gonopodeither member of a pair of appendages that are the external reproductive organs of insects and some other arthropods hamulusa hook or hooklike process at the end of some bones or between the fore and hind wings of a bee or similar insect haustellumthe tip of the proboscis of a housefly or similar insect, specialized for sucking food hemelytronthe forewing of plant bugs and related insects, having a thickened base and a membranous apex ileumthe corresponding part in insects jawthe corresponding part of an invertebrate, esp an insect labiumthe fused pair of appendages forming the lower lip of insects labruma lip or liplike part, such as the cuticular plate forming the upper lip of insects ligulathe terminal part of the labium of an insect consisting of paired lobes Malpighian tubulemandibleeither of a pair of mouthparts in insects and other arthropods that are usually used for biting and crushing food maxillaany member of one or two pairs of mouthparts in insects and other arthropods used as accessory jaws mesothoraxthe middle segment of the thorax of an insect, bearing the second pair of walking legs and the first pair of wings metathoraxthe third and last segment of an insect's thorax, which bears the third pair of walking legs and the second pair of wings notuma cuticular plate covering the dorsal surface of a thoracic segment of an insect ocellusthe simple eye of insects and some other invertebrates, consisting basically of light-sensitive cells ovipositorthe egg-laying organ of most female insects, consisting of a pair of specialized appendages at the end of the abdomen pedicelthe second segment of an insect's antenna proboscisthe elongated mouthparts of certain insects, adapted for piercing or sucking food prolegany of the short paired unjointed appendages on each abdominal segment of a caterpillar and any of certain other insect larvae pronotumthe notum of the prothorax of an insect prosternumthe sternum of the prothorax of an insect prothoraxthe first segment of the thorax of an insect, which bears the first pair of walking legs proventriculusthe thick muscular stomach of crustaceans and insects; gizzard pulvillusa small pad between the claws at the end of an insect's leg scapea stalklike part, such as the first segment of an insect's antenna scutellumthe last of three plates into which the notum of an insect's thorax is divided scutumthe middle of three plates into which the notum of an insect's thorax is divided snoutthe corresponding part of the head of such insects as weevils spinneretany of several organs in spiders and certain insects through which silk threads are exuded spiracleany of several paired apertures in the cuticle of an insect, by which air enters and leaves the trachea stigmathe spiracle of an insect tarsusthe part of an insect's leg that lies distal to the tibia tegmeneither of the leathery forewings of the cockroach and related insects thighthe corresponding part in other vertebrates and insects thoraxthe part of an insect's body between the head and abdomen, which bears the wings and legs tibiathe fourth segment of an insect's leg, lying between the femur and the tarsus tracheaany of the tubes in insects and related animals that convey air from the spiracles to the tissues trochanterthe third segment of an insect's leg underwingthe hind wing of an insect, esp when covered by the forewing ventriculusthe midgut of an insect, where digestion takes place ▷ See insect
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Word List of Parts of insects from the Collins English Word Lists