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insect legs

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insect legs

  1. 1. Ant tarsus; arolium, between claws, is a small invagination that acts as a suction to allow adhesion to slick surfaces Honey bee (Apis mellifer) corbiculum; smooth, concave surface on tarusu of hind leg. fringed with long, curved hairs to hold pollen in place Honey bee leg with pollen in corbiculum Pulvilli of house fly; (Musca domestica) pad that enables flies to suction to smooth surfaces. Enclosed on each side by a small tarsal claw Tympanum on foretibia of katydid. Used for hearing Pubic louse (Pthirus pubis) claw; adapted for grasping hair Femur of front leg of mantid; armed with spines to seize prey Front tibia of water stirder (Aquarius remigis) covered with hairs called microsetae that trap air bubbles to keep the insect afloat. Adaptations of Insect Appendages Tarsus of front leg of mole cricket; (Gryllotalpa brachyptera) modified for digging