calcospherites
n. pl. [L. calx, lime; sphaera, ball]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Calcium accumulated in the adipose-bodies of larvae of phytophagous Diptera.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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