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trochanter

Insect Leg Legs of hymenoptera Anatomy of a Spider Spider Anatomy for glossary Trochanter - Oodes fluvialis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (T)
No Taxon trochanter
Explanation of Names
From Greek trochanter, runner (1).
Identification
trochanter noun - the second, and typically smallest, joint of the insect leg. Moving outward from the body it comes after the coxa and before the femur. See the diagram of insect and spider legs above.
See Also
trochanter
Print References
Gordh, A Dictionary of Entomology, p. 945 (1)
Internet References
Wikipedia: Arthropod leg
Works Cited
1.A Dictionary of Entomology
George Gordh, David H. Headrick. 2003. CABI Publishing.