Antennal scale see scaphocerite

antennal sclerite (ARTHRO: Insecta) The sclerotic rim of the basal antennal socket. see annulus antennalis.

antennal segment (ARTHRO) That segment of an arthropod head from which the antennae arise, usually second segment; deuterocerebral segment.

antennal spine (ARTHRO: Crustacea) A decapod spine situated on the anterior margin of the carapace, slightly below the orbit.

antennal support (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Coleoptera, ring-shaped cranial projections of scarab larvae, to which the antennae are appended; the proximal, nonarticulated first antennal segment.

antennal suture (ARTHRO: Insecta) The external groove in the cranial wall surrounding the antennal socket. see cir-cumantennal sulcus.

antennaria n. [L. antenna, feeler] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In immatures, an annular sclerite forming the periphery of each antennal sclerite.

antennation n. [L. antenna, feeler; suff. denoting act] (ARTHRO: Insecta) The act of touching with the antennae that function as a sensory probe or tactile signal to another insect.

antennifer n. [L. antenna, feeler; ferre, to carry] (ARTHRO) The single marginal point into which the basal scape of the antenna is inserted, allowing it freedom to move in all directions.

antenniform a. [L. antenna, feeler; forma, shape] Appearing like or shaped like an antenna.

antennomere n. [L. antenna, feeler; Gr. meros, part] (ARTHRO: Diplopoda) An antennal segment.

antennua n. [L. dim. antenna, feeler] (ARTHRO: Crustacea) The second antennae, when there are two pair.

antennular fosette (ARTHRO: Crustacea) A depression, pit or socket containing the basal portion of the antennule.

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