Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Fovea

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3884

A deep pit or depression on the integument of insects. A small pit is called a “foveola.” Surfaces bearing fovea or foveola are said to be “foveolate.”

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