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Phylum Arthropoda - Arthropods
No Taxon Glossary

No Taxon A
No Taxon B
No Taxon base, basal
No Taxon basking
No Taxon Batesian mimicry
No Taxon black light, blacklighting
No Taxon book lung
No Taxon brachypter
No Taxon brachypterous
No Taxon bristle
No Taxon brochosome
No Taxon C
No Taxon calamistrum
No Taxon calypter
No Taxon campodeiform (larva)
No Taxon cantharidin
No Taxon canthus
No Taxon capitate
No Taxon caput succedaneum
No Taxon carapace
No Taxon carina, carinae, carinate
No Taxon caste
No Taxon caterpillar
No Taxon cauda, caudal
No Taxon cell
No Taxon cephalothorax
No Taxon cercus, cerci
No Taxon cf.
No Taxon chalaza, chalazae
No Taxon chela, chelae, chelate, cheliform, cheliped
No Taxon chelicera, chelicerae
No Taxon chitin, chitinous, chitinized
No Taxon chrysalis
No Taxon cicatrix, cicatrices
No Taxon cilium, cilia, ciliated
No Taxon clavate
No Taxon claviform spot
No Taxon clavus
No Taxon cleptoparasite
No Taxon cline
No Taxon clypeus, clypeal, clypeate
No Taxon coarctate
No Taxon cocoon
No Taxon collophore
No Taxon collum
No Taxon commensal, commensalism
No Taxon complete metamorphosis
No Taxon compound eye (oculus)
No Taxon connexivum
No Taxon corbicula, corbiculae
No Taxon corium
No Taxon cornicle
No Taxon costa, costae, costal, costate
No Taxon coxa, coxae
No Taxon cremaster
No Taxon crenate, crenulate
No Taxon crepuscular
No Taxon cribellum, cribella, cribellate
No Taxon crochet
No Taxon crypsis, crypses, cryptic
No Taxon cupreous
No Taxon cuticle
No Taxon cymbia, cymbium
No Taxon D
No Taxon declivity, declivous, declivus
No Taxon dentate
No Taxon denticle
No Taxon deutonymph
No Taxon diapause
No Taxon dichoptic
No Taxon Dictyoptera
No Taxon discal spot
No Taxon distal
No Taxon diurnal
No Taxon divaricate
No Taxon dorsal, dorsum
No Taxon E
No Taxon Eastern temperate ecoregion
No Taxon ecdysis
No Taxon eclose, eclosion
No Taxon ecribellate
No Taxon egg (embryo)
No Taxon elytron, elytra, elytral, elytrum
No Taxon emarginate
No Taxon endite
No Taxon Endopterygota
No Taxon entire
No Taxon Entognatha, entognathus
No Taxon epigyne, epigynum, epigyna
No Taxon epipleuron
No Taxon epiproct
No Taxon eruciform
No Taxon eusocial, eusociality
No Taxon exarate
No Taxon Exopterygota
No Taxon exoskeleton
No Taxon explanate
No Taxon exuviae, exuvia, exuviate, exuviation, (exuvium)
No Taxon eye
No Taxon F
No Taxon G
No Taxon gaster
No Taxon gena
No Taxon geniculate
No Taxon genitalia
No Taxon genus, genera, generic
No Taxon glabrous
No Taxon glossa
No Taxon gonopods
No Taxon gradual metamorphosis
No Taxon granular, granulate, granule
No Taxon H
No Taxon I
No Taxon ICZN
No Taxon idiobiont
No Taxon imago
No Taxon incomplete metamorphosis
No Taxon inquiline
No Taxon instar
No Taxon integument
No Taxon J
No Taxon K
No Taxon L
No Taxon labellum
No Taxon labium, labia, labial
No Taxon labrum
No Taxon lamella, lamellae, lamellate
No Taxon larva, larvae, larval
No Taxon lateral
No Taxon laterigrade
No Taxon leg
No Taxon lek, lekking
No Taxon ligula
No Taxon M
No Taxon macropter
No Taxon macropterous
No Taxon macula, maculae, maculate, maculation
No Taxon malar space
No Taxon mandible, mandibular
No Taxon mastidion
No Taxon mate guarding
No Taxon maxilla
No Taxon median, medial
No Taxon mentum
No Taxon mesofemur, mesofemora
No Taxon mesonotum
No Taxon mesopleuron
No Taxon mesosoma
No Taxon mesosternum
No Taxon mesotarsus
No Taxon mesothorax
No Taxon mesotibia
No Taxon metafemur, metafemora
No Taxon metamorphosis
No Taxon metanotum
No Taxon metapleuron
No Taxon metasoma
No Taxon metasternum
No Taxon metatarsus
No Taxon metathorax
No Taxon metatibia
No Taxon micropterous
No Taxon mimicry, mimetic
No Taxon moniliform
No Taxon monolectic
No Taxon mouth parts
No Taxon Mullerian mimicry
No Taxon multivoltine
No Taxon mutualism
No Taxon MV
No Taxon myiasis
No Taxon Myriapoda, myriapod
No Taxon myrmecophile, myrmecophilous, myrmecophily
No Taxon mystax
No Taxon N
No Taxon naiad, naiads, naiades
No Taxon Nearctic
No Taxon Neoptera
No Taxon neotropics, neotropical, Neotropic (ecozone)
No Taxon nocturnal
No Taxon nomenclature
No Taxon Northeast
No Taxon notum
No Taxon nymph
No Taxon O
No Taxon obelisking, obelisk posture
No Taxon oblanceolate
No Taxon obtect
No Taxon occiput
No Taxon ocellus, ocelli, (anocellate)
No Taxon oculo-malar
No Taxon oculus, oculi
No Taxon oligolectic
No Taxon ommatidium, ommatidia
No Taxon ootheca, oothecae
No Taxon operculum
No Taxon opisthosoma
No Taxon orbicular spot
No Taxon order
No Taxon osmeterium, osmeteria
No Taxon ovate
No Taxon oviposit, oviposition, ovipositor
No Taxon P
No Taxon Palearctic. Palaearctic
No Taxon Paleoptera
No Taxon palpus, palpi
No Taxon paramere, paramera
No Taxon paraproct
No Taxon parascolus, parascoli
No Taxon parasite, parasitism
No Taxon parasitoid
No Taxon parthenogenesis, parthenogenic, parthenogenetic
No Taxon paurometabolous
No Taxon pectinate
No Taxon pedicel, pedicle, peduncle, pedicellate, pedunculate
No Taxon pedipalp
No Taxon petiole
No Taxon phase
No Taxon phenology
No Taxon phoresy, phoretic
No Taxon phylogenetics
No Taxon phytophage, phytophagous, phytophagy
No Taxon piceous
No Taxon pilose, pilous, pilosity
No Taxon pitfall trap
No Taxon planidium, planidia
No Taxon pleuron, pleura, pleurae, pleurite, pleural
No Taxon plumose
No Taxon polyembryony
No Taxon polygynous
No Taxon polylectic
No Taxon polymorphism
No Taxon polyphenism, polyphenic, seasonal polyphenism
No Taxon PM, postmedial line, PM line, p.m. line
No Taxon predator, predatory, predaceous, predation
No Taxon prepectus
No Taxon presocial, presociality
No Taxon pretarsus
No Taxon proboscis, proboscises, proboscides
No Taxon procurved
No Taxon profemur, profemora
No Taxon prognathous
No Taxon proleg (abdominal proleg, anal proleg)
No Taxon pronotum, pronotal
No Taxon propleuron
No Taxon propodeum, propodeal
No Taxon prosoma
No Taxon prosternum
No Taxon protarsus
No Taxon prothorax
No Taxon protibia
No Taxon proximal
No Taxon pruinose
No Taxon psammophilous
No Taxon pterostigma
No Taxon Pterygota, pterygote
No Taxon ptilinum, ptilinal suture
No Taxon pubescence, pubescent
No Taxon puddling
No Taxon pulvillus, pulvilli
No Taxon punctate, punctulate
No Taxon pupa, pupae, pupate, pupation
No Taxon puparium, puparia
No Taxon pygidium
No Taxon pygophore
No Taxon Q
No Taxon R
No Taxon S
No Taxon T
No Taxon U
No Taxon univoltine
No Taxon urites
No Taxon urogomphus, urogomphi
No Taxon urotergite
No Taxon V
No Taxon vector
No Taxon vein, venation, (wing venation)
No Taxon venom
No Taxon vertex, vertices
No Taxon vestiture
No Taxon ventral, ventrum, venter
No Taxon ventrite
No Taxon verruca, verrucae
No Taxon vibrissa, vibrissae
No Taxon vitta, vittate
No Taxon W
No Taxon wing venation
No Taxon wing (insect)
No Taxon X
No Taxon xylophagous
No Taxon Y
No Taxon Z
No Taxon zoonosis