n. [Gr. haptos, fasten or join; lachos, part]
In scarbaeoid larvae, that part of the posterior epipharynx behind the pedium, usually below the crepis, comprised of the nesia, sensillae and crepis; proximal sensory area.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • crepis — n.; pl. crepides [Gr. krepis, base] 1. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Scarabaeoidea larvae, a thinly sclerotized, anteriorly concave, median cross bar of the haptolachus, usually asymmetrical and indicated by a fine line when present; a transverse,… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pedium — n.; pl. dia [Gr. pedion, open plain] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In scarabaeoid larvae, the central part of the epipharynx, bare and soft skinned, between the haptomerum and haptolachus; crossed on the left side by the epitorma …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • proximal sensory area — see haptolachus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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