fultura superior
In male Lepidoptera, sclerotized structures situated on the dorsal part of the diaphragm, including the dorsal part of the anellus and transtilla.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • fultura penis — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In male Lepidoptera, the sclerotized structures of the diaphragm, namely, the fultura inferior and the fultura superior …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • diaphragm — n. [Gr. diaphragma, partition, wall] 1. Any of the horizontal dividing membranes of a body cavity. 2. A structure controlling admission of light through an aperture. 3. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) a. In Heteroptera, separating the general body cavity… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • transtilla — n.; pl. lae [L. trans , across; stilla, drop] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Lepidoptera, a transverse bar, or variously shaped process, connecting dorso proximal angles of the male valva; part of the fultura superior; the anterior end of the dorsal… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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