fultura superior

fultura superior
In male Lepidoptera, sclerotized structures situated on the dorsal part of the diaphragm, including the dorsal part of the anellus and transtilla.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • fultura penis — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In male Lepidoptera, the sclerotized structures of the diaphragm, namely, the fultura inferior and the fultura superior …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • diaphragm — n. [Gr. diaphragma, partition, wall] 1. Any of the horizontal dividing membranes of a body cavity. 2. A structure controlling admission of light through an aperture. 3. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) a. In Heteroptera, separating the general body cavity… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • transtilla — n.; pl. lae [L. trans , across; stilla, drop] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Lepidoptera, a transverse bar, or variously shaped process, connecting dorso proximal angles of the male valva; part of the fultura superior; the anterior end of the dorsal… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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