pulvillus


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pulvillus

(pŭl-vĭl′əs)
n. pl. pul·villi (-vĭl′ī′)
A soft, cushionlike pad on the foot of an insect, such as the housefly, by which it clings to a surface.

pulvillus

a cushion or pad between the claws on an insect foot.
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Does having the tarsal pulvillus present only on the fourth tarsomere of all legs affect the ability of the animals to climb?
Ne nimis admiretur Graecia illum patrem qui in ipso sacrificio nuntiata filii morte tibicinem tantum tacere iussit et coronam capiti detraxit, cetera rite perfecit, Pulvillus effecit pontifex, cui postern tenenti et Capitolium dedicanti mors filii nuntiata est.
43) The story is noteworthy for another reason: it gives Seneca's Pulvillus a feminine foil who shows that for individuals of both genders the intervention of an author who makes one's deeds exemplary also has a leveling effect.
38) Bloomer (1992, 65-70) discusses Valerius Maximus's treatment of Horatius Pulvillus (5.
DIAGNOSIS: Easily recognized by the parallel-sided body, flabellate pulvillus along the interior margin of the claw, and broad, remarkably coiled vesica, in addition to the conspicuous color pattern as mentioned in diagnosis of the type species.
Legs rather long; pretarsus with a flabellate pulvillus along interior margin of the claws.
Based on the similarity of external appearance, Zanchiophylus may be related to Tuponia Reuter, 1875 (Wagner, 1975; Zheng and Li, 1992), but that genus lacks the flabellate pulvillus and broadened, strongly wound vesica.
5C): slender, claws short and stout and with apical angle, pulvillus very large, parempodia setiform.
5D): slender, claws elongate and slender, smoothly rounded, pulvillus small, parempodia setiform.