piliform


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piliform

(pĭl′ə-fôrm′)
adj.
Having the form of a hair.

piliform

[pī′lifôrm]
Etymology: L, pilus, hair
having the appearance of hair.
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Tegmina and wings extending scarecely upto the apex of the abdomen; subgenital plate unequally rounded at apex; antrovental margin of front femur with row of slender piliform spinules and terminating in one large spine.
Head: Vestiture of vertex appressed, scales piliform, directed toward frons; ocelli and chaetosemata absent; antennae filiform, without pecten; flagellomeres without scales ventrally, lamination not as clear as in Urodus; labial palpus 1st segment 1/2 as long as 2nd; 2nd segment with ventral scale tufts, denser distad; 3rd segment with obtuse apex, as long as 2nd; maxillary palpus very short, 1-segmented; haustellum naked, 2 x longer than labial palpus.
1 and 2) with vestiture of vertex appressed with piliform scales; frons with elongate scales; ocelli absent [Meyrick (1905) erroneously stated that Stachyotis possessed ocelli on the head]; antenna filiform in both sexes; flagellomere with 2 whorls of elongate scales; labial palpus slightly upcurved, 1st segment 2 x as long as 2nd, 2nd segment as long as 3rd; maxillary palpus 4-segmented; proboscis naked.