calypteres n.pl. [Gr. kalypto, cover] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Diptera, small membranous lobes or disk-like structures at the base of the wing, just above the halter. see alula; squama.
calyptoblastic a. [Gr. kalyptos, covered; blastos, bud] (CNID: Hydrozoa) Pertains to hydranths in which the gonophores are commonly borne singly or multiply on stalked blas-tostyles that are encased in peridermal gonothecae.
calyptobranchiate a. [Gr. kalyptos, covered; branchia, gills]
calyptodomous a. [Gr. kalyptos, covered; L. domus, house] (ARTHRO: Insecta) Pertains to nests, especially of social wasps, in which brood combs are surrounded by an envelope. see gymnodomous.
calyptopis stage (ARTHRO: Crustacea) In Euphausiacea, the third larval stage characterized by differentiation of abdomen and appearance of compound eyes. see zoea.
calyptostase n. [Gr. kalyptos, covered; stasis, standing] (ARTHRO: Chelicerata) A stase in which acarine instars are subject to regressive characters from losing the use of appendages and mouthparts, to remaining enclosed in the tegument of the preceding stase or in the egg-shell; nym-phochrysalis. calyptostasic a. see protelattosis, elat-tostase.
calyptra n. [Gr. kalypto, cover] A hood or cap. see alula.
Calyptratae n. [Gr. kalyptos, covered] The Calyptrate Muscoi-dae of former classifications, including Tachinidae, Metopii-dae, Muscidae, Oestridae and Cuterebridae. see Mus-coidea (=Calyptratae).
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