foveolae


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foveola

 [fo-ve´o-lah] (pl. fove´olae) (L.)
a minute pit or depression.

foveolae

Plural of foveola.

foveola

(fō-vē′ō-lă) plural.foveolae [L., little pit]
1. A minute pit or depression.
2. The thinnest part of the retina, where vision is most acute. Unlike other regions of the retina, it has no layer of ganglion cells between it and the retinal pigment epithelium.
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(7) Mandible with scattered coarse punctures that unite to some degree, forming poorly defined rugulae, mandible shorter than head length (MI 59.61); fine carina present on anterior medial raised area of clypeus; posterior border of petiolar node (seen from above) with depression medially; fourth abdominal segment sculptured, covered with shallow foveolae ...
--Entire body coarsely sculptured with foveolae or punctae, ocular index 15.25-21.42 ...
--Body sculptured foveolae or punctate, black, brownish, or brownish dark, brown or reddish brown appendages; anterior border of clypeus "u" or "v" shaped, carina present, lacking carina, or partially carinated; head suborbicular or subquadrate; fourth abdominal segment slightly roughened or sculptured ...
--Scapes slightly longer, extending past posterior lateral corner of head (SI 77.77); head suborbicular, cephalic index 90.00; clypeus convex, anterior border "v" shaped with partial longitudinal carina on the upper part; mandibles with 7 teeth, covered with fine striae (MI 48.33); body strongly sculptured by foveolae; fourth abdominal segment slightly rough with fine hairs scattered on dorsum; hairs lengths ranges from 0.03-0.20 mm ...
tibialis, are probably localized only on some Creek islands and have to be excluded from the Libyan fauna (they lack flattened antennae, have foveolae with sharp borders and ratio length/height of hind femurs of as much as 3.8-4.2).
lopadusae are the following: in the former, fastigium foveolae show flat borders, in the latter sharp edges; the ratio between maximum and minimum distance of pronotum lateral keels in O.
Posterior part of prodorsum with foveolae, which are absent between costulae.
Prodorsum with foveolae. Foveolate band on notogaster with numerous foveolae.