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The basal segment of an insect's antenna, especially when it is enlarged and lengthened (as in a weevil).
- ‘Forelius sp. 1 is apparently an undescribed species, distinguishable from Forelius maccooki by the lack of erect setae on the antennal scapes (S. Cover, personal communication).’
- ‘It consists of an end sac, a straight proximal tubule, a short distal tubule, and a raised nephropore, all in the scape of the chelifore.’
Early 19th century: via Latin from Greek skapos rod; related to sceptre.
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