hindleg

hindleg

(ˈhaɪndˌlɛɡ)
n
(Zoology) a back leg of a quadruped
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Mirth never reigned there; there was never even a little bear-ball, with the storm for music, while the polar bears went on their hindlegs and showed off their steps.
Mostly dark brown; face, front, vertex, temples and occiput dark brown; gena brown; clypeus and mandibles dark yellow (Figure 1e); labrum, labial and maxilar palp pale; antenna with scape and pedicel yellow and flagellomeres brown; mesoscutum dark brown; wings hyaline; tergum I yellowish; remaining terga light brown; ovipositor sheaths brown; foreleg and midleg from coxae to 3rd tarsomeres yellow, 4th and 5th tarsomeres yellowish brown; hindleg yellow from coxa to approximately 2/3 of tibia, the remaining 1/3 of tibia to the 5th tarsomere yellowish brown.
Meyrick (1905) defined Stachyotis, based on the head, hindleg, and wing venation characteristics.
Head black, except mandible, clypeus, anterior region of face (more along orbits) and part of ventral side testaceous; antenna brown, except segment 1 testaceous; prothorax black, except posterior margin of pronotum testaceous; scutum dark testaceous, except anterior and posterior margin black; rest of mesosoma black; metasoma brown; foreleg brown, except tarsus testaceous; mid- and hindleg brown, except tarsal segments 1-4 testaceous.
The first sign was hindleg lameness, which quickly progressed to incoordination, fever, tremors, and bulging eyes.
According to Young (1968), this genus is characterized by the following diagnostic features: length 15 mm or less, head strongly produced, anterior margin rounded in dorsal aspect, usually with a slight angle at transition from crown to face, disc of crown flattened; proepimeron without ventral depressed region, metepimeron with shelflike projection upon which forewings rest when in rest position, forewing at rest exposing meron of hindleg, hindwing with vein R2+3 incomplete; abdomen not constricted basally; male genitalia without paraphyses, and plates separate throughout their length.
The duration of hindleg extension was noted (Swinayard et al.
Forelegs white, mediolaterally black; midleg and hindleg white, midleg with one pair of tibial spurs, hindleg with two pairs of tibial spurs.
Regardless of which method you choose, the rabbit's throat should then be quickly slit, the head removed and the carcass hung by a hindleg on your prepared hook for a thorough bleeding.
Foreleg sheath reaching the basal margin of abdominal segment 7, midleg sheath reaching the midlength of abdominal segment 7 and hindleg sheath reaching the distal margin of abdominal segment 7.
23; Hindleg with lengths of F-T in proportions of 55:58:28:15:8:5:5, TR 1.