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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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Scopulae: All tarsi, 100% scopulate, metatarsi I-II 100%, metatarsi III 60% and metatarsi IV 30% scopulate.
Scopulae: All tarsi 100% scopulate, metatarsi I 100%, metatarsi II 80%, metatarsi III 70% and metatarsi IV 50% scopulate.
Ventral cusps are found on the anterior tibiae, metatarsi and tarsi of legs I and II in all males and in some females; in females without cusps the anterior metatarsi and tarsi are densely scopulate. Variation in cusp shape can be seen within species: tibial cusps are usually elongate with a rounded point and are slightly constricted at the base, while other cusps are often peg-like with a rounded point and flattened at the base (Figs 26, 83, 89).
n.); in other females anterior metatarsi and tarsi densely scopulate ventrally; long erect setae sometimes found on tibiae of anterior legs (Fig.
Scopulae: All tarsi 100% scopulate, metatarsi I-II 100%, metatarsi III 40% scopulate, metatarsi IV 30% scopulate.
Endites heavily scopulate, slightly converging in front of labium, which is less heavily scopulate.
5-7, 10): cymbium dorsally with scopulate setae in apical half; apical tip of tegular apophysis bent ventrally, small protrusion on its apical edge; embolus reaches to about three quarters length of sclerotized groove of terminal apophysis (Fig.