exuviae


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exuviae

(ĭg-zo͞o′vē-ē′)
pl.n.
The cast-off skins or coverings of various organisms, such as the shells of crabs or the external coverings of the larvae and nymphs of insects.

ex·u′vi·al (-vē-əl) adj.

exuviae

the shed skin, e.g. of a snake or other reptile.
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Exuviae of final instar nymphs of Pycna semiclara were collected alongside freshly eclosed adults.
Emerging adults were first observed on 13 April 1996 and on 20 April 1997, which was also the first days that exuviae of penultimate naiads were collected.
dubius pinned together with three pupal exuviae and found in the NMSA collection with a label reading 'from building sand'.
who found exuviae from adult-sized females with amplexus scars, which are consistent with postreproductive ecdysis.
The rest of the coleopterous larval exuviae are from Dermestes maculatus De Geer, indicating that this succession proceeded to an advanced decay stage, close to skeletonization and/or mummification, where only bony tissue, dried skin and hair are preserved.
Mature larvae and exuviae of mature larvae examined in this study were from the aquatic Coleoptera fluid collection (70% glycerated alcohol) of Georgia College & State University.
To be effective as a deterrent, sorcery, social opprobrium, and physical violence all require the physical presence of the malefactor (sorcery requires that the victim's exuviae first be procured).
vannamei juveniles can be defined through the construction of a budget in which the intake energy (C) is partitioned between growth (G), respiration (R), excretion (U), feces (F), and exuviae (E) (i.
Whips were measured from living animals through the glass sides of their cages as they extended their whips using dial calipers or retroactively measured from exuviae from marked individuals.