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mx id: 7036 | OBO id: HAO:0001522 | URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0001522
retinaculum synonyms: frenal gutter
Defined (both definition and relationships must be met)
Definition:
The area that is located posteriorly on the fore wing, is ventrally curved and accommodate the hamuli.
written by: Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.

Relationships / properties:
The retinaculum is a area.
The retinaculum is part of the cuticle.

Label usage (sensu)
retinaculum by Gibson , G. A. P., J. D. Read , and R. Fairchild. 1998. Chalcid wasps (Chalcidoidea): illustrated glossary of positional and morphological terms ..
frenal gutter by Masner, L., and L. Huggert. 1989. World review and keys to genera of the subfamily Inostemmatinae with reassignment of the taxa to the Platygastrinae and Sceliotrachelinae (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 147:1-124.
Comments and tags
alternative definition added over 9 years ago by Istvan Miko
The ventrally curved portion of the posterior margin of the forewing, onto which hook the hamuli of the hind wing to couple the forewing and hind wing together during flight.
  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.


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