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mx id: 11435 | OBO id: HAO:0002498 | URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0002498
Defined (both definition and relationships must be met)
The sclerite that is proximal to the second valvifer and receives the site of origin of the posterior second valvifer-second valvula muscle.
written by: Smith, E. L. 1970. Evolutionary morphology of external insect genitalia 2 Hymenoptera. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 63:1-27.

Relationships / properties:
The furcula is a sclerite.
The furcula is part of the cuticle. The furcula is part of the ovipositor.

Label usage (sensu)
furcula by Vilhelmsen, L. B. 2000. The ovipositor apparatus of basal Hymenoptera (Insecta): phylogenetic implications and functional morphology. Zoologica Scripta 29:319-345.

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