Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Femur (pl., femora)

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3781
A segment of the leg between the trochanter and tibia. The third leg segment and one of the two largest portions (Fig. 17) of the insect leg, often expanded to enhance leaping or prey capture.
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