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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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.
Seneca's account of Pulvillus's conduct at home testifies to the power of fictional aspects in exemplary anecdotes.
The story of Arria's deception provides a good comparandum for Pulvillus, for it reveals how criteria for not only what constitutes virtuous action, but also what is a public location, shift with the subject's gender.
(38) Bloomer (1992, 65-70) discusses Valerius Maximus's treatment of Horatius Pulvillus (5.10.1), and Valerius's sources for the story.
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.
Legs: claws moderately elongate and stout, gently curved, pulvillus of medium size, parempodia setiform; Hemelytron: slightly convex, cuneus elongate triangular.