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Definition of Tegumen

Tegumen Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
covering/cover/protection; clothing; body armor; skin/shell/husk (animal/fruit)
Tegumen Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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The study of the genitalia of Lepidoptera is important for Lepidoptera taxonomy in addition to development, anatomy and natural history. The genitalia are complex and provide the basis for species discrimination in most families and also in family identification. The genitalia are attached onto the tenth or most distal segment of the abdomen. Lepidoptera have some of the most complex genital structures in the insect groups with a wide variety of complex spines, setae, scales and tufts in males, claspers of different shapes and different modifications of the ductus bursae in females.

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