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Plural of palpus.


(ˈpæl pəs)

n., pl. -pi (-pī).
an appendage attached to an oral part and serving as an organ of sense in insects, crustaceans, etc.
[1805–15; < New Latin; Latin palpus or palpum palm of the hand]
palp′al, adj.
References in classic literature ?
By the time that an animal had reached, after numberless generations, the deepest recesses, disuse will on this view have more or less perfectly obliterated its eyes, and natural selection will often have effected other changes, such as an increase in the length of the antennae or palpi, as a compensation for blindness.
ge, d'ailleurs, est l'endroit le plus palpi de la Promenade.
Vaginal palpi fused in proximal three-quarters by membranous area; sclerotized laterally and posteriorly, narrowing towards posterior end, apex with a few short setae, long seta absent; both vaginal palpi together as long as wide (Fig.
It gathers the species of Alycaulini whose adults have four or three-segmented palpi and fully fused, unlobed female cerci, pupae with a non-brittle exoskeleton, and larva with the spatula usually well-developed, three or four lateral papillae on each side of the spatula and usually 6 or 8 terminal papillae, and convex and unlobed terminal segment (Gagne, 1994).
Some studies on palpi belonging to neotropical Charaxidae with notes on wing pattern and behavior of several genera (Lep.
Head with a white band from base of mandibles to compound eyes, running along and continued behind eyes; compound eyes light green, ocelli white; tips of mandibles and maxillary palpi black.
This re-description is based on coloration of wings, structure of mouthparts, maxillary palpi and internal male and female genitalia.
8 times the length of paraglossae, segment II of the labial palpi with a strong distomedial projection; and posterior margin of abdominal terga with pointed spines (Domingues et a
Prementum short, approximately twice as wide as long, distal margin between palpi straight to moderately concave, dorsodistal sensilla minute: palpus 0.