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mx id: 1767 | OBO id: HAO:0000185 | URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0000185
calcar synonyms: fibula
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Definition:
The protibial spur that is used to assist in cleaning the antennae.
written by: Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.

Relationships / properties:
The calcar is a protibial spur.
The calcar is part of the cuticle. The calcar is part of the protibia. The calcar is part of the sclerite. The calcar is part of the strigil. The calcar is part of the tibia.

Figures
Micrevania Benoit, 1952
Opius dissitus Muesebeck

Label usage (sensu)
calcar by Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.
fibula by Snodgrass, R. E. 1942. The skeleto-muscular mechanisms of the honey bee. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 103:1-120.
calcar by Karlsson, D., and F. Ronquist. 2012. Skeletal Morphology of Opius dissitus and Biosteres carbonarius, with a Discussion of Terminology and Morphological Variation in Opiinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). PLoS ONE 7:1-38.
Comments and tags
alternative definition added over 12 years ago by Istvan Miko
Term used for a curved, bifurcate or otherwise modified tibial spur of the front leg, which together with a strigil forms an antennal cleaning organ.
  Reference: Gibson , G. A. P., J. D. Read , and R. Fairchild. 1998. Chalcid wasps (Chalcidoidea): illustrated glossary of positional and morphological terms ..
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added over 12 years ago by Istvan Miko
Tibial spur of the front leg; in most chalcids the protibial spur is short and straight (inconspicuous and needle-like) when there are 3 or 4 tarsal segments, but relatively robust, curved, and apically cleft (bifid, bifurcate) when there are 5 tarsal segments;sometimes called the calcar.
  Reference: Gibson , G. A. P., J. D. Read , and R. Fairchild. 1998. Chalcid wasps (Chalcidoidea): illustrated glossary of positional and morphological terms ..
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added almost 11 years ago by Kelly Dew
The modified protibial spur that is used to assist in cleaning the antennae.
  Reference: Karlsson, D., and F. Ronquist. 2012. Skeletal Morphology of Opius dissitus and Biosteres carbonarius, with a Discussion of Terminology and Morphological Variation in Opiinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). PLoS ONE 7:1-38.
  Cross reference: None provided.


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