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


Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (P)
No Taxon pectinate
Explanation of Names
From Latin pectin, the linguistic stem of pecten, a comb.
pectinate adjective - toothed; resembling the teeth of a comb. Compare flabellate.

Diagram of antenna forms:

Examples of pectinate antennae:

Examples of bipectinate antenna: