The three pairs of legs differ in length; the hind-legs are longer than the fore-legs.

The tibia, longer than the femur, often bears hairs. In sexual females, the tibia of the 3rd pair of legs is swollen and carries numerous sensoria.
The tarsi consist of 2 segments: the basal, which is the smallest, and the terminal which ends in 2 claws.
The genus Eulachnus shows particularly long hind-legs.

Morphologie de la patte

Diagram O. E. Hei

Modification date: 09 April 2024 | Publication date: 09 November 2010 | By: Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet