Explanation of Names
Latin lamella, a thin plate or scale.
adjective, noun lamella
, plural lamellae
- plated, sheet or leaf-like; composed or covered with laminae. In describing insect antennae, having only the apical portion (tip) flabellate
(fan-shaped). Originally the term was lamellatæ
Diagram of antenna forms:
Examples of lamellate antennae: