hair pads


hair pads
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
1. A group of sensory hairs combined to form pads near joints together with internal proprioceptors that are involved in the normal bearing of the limbs; also involved for measuring the vector of external forces, and contributing to orientation of the animal.
2. A pad on the compound eyes of the honey bee and between the eyes of locusts controlling the self-generated flight speed.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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