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scopula

(skŏp′yə-lə)
n. pl. scopu·lae (-lē′)
1. A dense brushlike tuft of hairs, as on the feet of certain spiders and insects.
2. A ciliated structure by which certain protozoans attach to a surface.

scop′u·late′ (-lāt′) adj.
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Metatarsi I, II with scopulae full, metatarsus III with scopula to 2/3, scopula of metatarsus IV reaches to 1/3, divided by two rows of setae.
Metatarsi I-III with scopulae full, metatarsus IV with scopula reaches to 1/3.
Tarsi and metatarsi I, II with scopulae full and undivided, tarsus III with scopula full and undivided, metatarsus III with scopula reaches to 4/5, tarsus IV scopulae full and divided by rows of bristles, scopula of metatarsus IV sparse and only reaches 1/2 and divided.
Scopula of tarsi IV dividided by one band of 4-8 setae.
Chelicerae with many long dense scopula hairs, 3 promarginal, median tooth largest, 2 retromarginal teeth and small condyles at base and fang as long as wide (Fig.
Chelicerae with many long dense scopula hairs, 3 promarginal, median tooth largest, 2 retromarginal teeth, condyle developed laterobasally and fang slightly shorter than cheliceral width (Fig.
Tarsi completely covered with scopula and claw tufts, three tarsal claws.
5-8): Cymbium with dorsal apical scopula, retrolaterally with straight, rectangular extension (RE).
Tarsal scopula condition and carapace length were studied for eighteen Ischnocolinae species.
The condition of the tarsal scopula has had an important role in the systematics of the Ischnocolinae Simon 1892.
Palpus: Cymbium with dorsoapical scopula, lacking trichobothria.
A scopula on the dorsoapical part of the cymbium was not noted by Bosselaers & Jocque (2002), but occurs in Apostenus californicus (Fig.