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

palpus, palpi

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (P)
No Taxon palpus, palpi
Explanation of Names
From Latin verb palpare to feel (1).
palpus noun, plural palpi - paired sensory appendages of the labium (labial palpi) and maxilla (maxillary palpi).

Photos showing labial and/or maxillary palpi:

Labeled drawing of a spider
See Also
maxilla (maxillary palpi)
labium (labial palpi)
Print References
Gordh, A Dictionary of Entomology, p. 661 (1)
Works Cited
1.A Dictionary of Entomology
George Gordh, David H. Headrick. 2003. CABI Publishing.