pyloric armature


A collection of posteriorly directed spicules borne on the walls of the pylorus (pl. pylori) at the end of the midgut.


Examples of the pyloric armature are illustrated in Tuten et al. (2012), who conducted a comparative study of the armature in eight species representing six genera, Anopheles punctipennis, Culex pipiens, Culex restuans, Hulecoeteomyia japonica, ‘Ochlerotatus (Protomacleaya)’ triseriatus, Orthopodomyia signifera and Toxorhynchites rutilus.

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