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


Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (C)
No Taxon capitate
Explanation of Names
From Latin caput, head.
capitate adjective - having the terminal joint forming a club, or knob. Compare clavate, where the club is more gradual.

Diagram of antenna forms:

Examples of capitate antennae:

Examples of capitate antennae that are also geniculate (elbowed):