Photographic Glossary of terms used
The hindmost of the three main body divisions of an insect.
A pair of segmented appendages located on the head above the mouthparts and sensory in function.
The part of the flower which produces pollen. It is the upper section of the stamen.
A reduced or modified leaf, often below a flower or flower cluster.
The specific type of pupal case which is produced by a butterfly.
The pupal case which is produced by a moth.
A vein running parallel to the rear edge of the wing of a hoverfly.
A crease in the wing of a hoverfly. The False Vein often terminates before it reaches the rear vein.
Reproductive structures that form asexually from liverworts.
Larva (pl. larvae)
The immature stage, between the egg and the pupa, of an insect.
The simple eyes of insects, usually occurring in a group of three on the top of the head.
Egg-laying tubular structure at the end of the abdomen in many female insects.
A hollow, strawlike mouthpart.
Fleshy unjointed abdominal legs of caterpillars and sawfly larvae.
In insects, the transition stage between the larva and the adult.
A case formed by the hardening of the last larval skin, in which the pupa is formed.
The part of the middle segment of the thorax, which you can see from above.
One of the outermost circle of modified leaves surrounding the reproductive organs of a flower.
Part of a fern that makes spores.
Small openings or projections on the surface of animals that usually lead to respiratory systems.
The male reproductive organ of a flower, consisting of a pollen-bearing anther and a supporting filament.
A stigma (plural: stigmata) is the part of the female part of a flower that receives pollen.
One of the plates making up an insect's abdomen.
The body of an alga, fungus, or simple plant; not differentiated into stem, leaves and roots.
The middle section of an insect's body. The legs and wings attach here.
A saclike cup or tissue surrounding the stalk base in certain fungi.