ammochaeta


ammochaeta
n.; pl. -tae [Gr. ammos, sand; chaite, long hair]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
In Hymenoptera, specialized hairs or bristles on the head or lower lip of desert ants, used for removing sand from the strigils on the forelegs.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.


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