antennae

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31 May 2023

The long feelers situated on the head and close to the eyes. They are however not tactile but used for detecting airborne scents and currents.

  • In Papilionoidea the antennae end in bulging tips called clubs.
  • In Hesperioidea they have hooked tips and the club is found just before the tip.
  • In some Lycaenidae like the genus Liphyra the antenna tapers gradually.
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