Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada


Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (G)
No Taxon geniculate
Explanation of Names
From Latin genu, the knee.
geniculate adjective - elbowed, or kneed; having the joint a little bent.
Diagram of antenna forms:

Examples of a geniculate antennae:

(These are also capitate, or knobbed.)