- Apr 29, 2005
T1, T2, etc - Tergites, dorsal lamines of centipede segments
Smooth antennomere - called sometimes bold antennomere, they're covered by little hair
Sparsely hirsute antennomere - they're almost bald.
Count of those antennomere is very important feature in marking the specie.
Hire we can cslosely see the difrernce between smooth and sparsely hirsute antennomeres.
Count of smooth is 6, what is characteristic for example for S. subspinipes and S. cingulata, total count of all antennomeres equals 18 - S. subspinipes can has from 17 till 20 or S. cingulata from 17 till 22. When we're counting the antennomeres we must remember, that centipede could 'lost' some of them during figting with food, etc. She will recover them in the nearest molt.
Maxillipeds - transformed legs, they're suited to attack/defence and handing food
Ocelli - eyes, centipedes have eyes composed of four units called ommatidia, we have olso blind Cryptopinae, but among them recently discovered a new gender - Mimops which possess eyes composed of single one ommatidium.
Ringfurrow - exactly 'anterior transverse suture/sulcus'. It's a half-mooned sulcus or sture at T1, appears in (almost) all scolopendras from the New World and... (it's quite interesting) in S. valida - specie which appears in the Old World(Canaries, Cameroon, Sudan, Syria, India, Malaysja).
Paramedian sutures of head plate - two longitudial sutures on head
Coxosternite - abdominal lamina of head
Coxosternal toothplates - Laminae dentales?
Trochanteroprefemoral processes - literally appendage trochantero-prefemoral? On it's width, inside the maxilliped there are poison glands.
1st mandible - no comments
2nd mandible - no comments
Prefemoral spines - amound and distribution of them are very important in determinating ID
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