One of the fleshy legs found on the abdominal segments of the larvæ of Lepidoptera, sawflies, and some other insects. Those of Lepidoptera have a circle of hooks. Called also proped, propleg, and falseleg.
The stubby, fleshy limbs attached to the abdomen of certain insect larvae, as in caterpillars. M. sexta larvae have four pairs of prolegs on the abdomen, with an additional pair at the very last segment.
Any process or appendage that serves the purpose of a leg; specifically, the fleshy, unjointed, ventral abdominal projections of caterpillars and certain sawfly larvae. Fin. Swe.
fleshy protuberance of the body wall creating a nonjointed leg.
Any process or appendage that is used in support, locomotion or attachment; the fleshy unjointed thoracic or abdominal appendages of tricopterans, lepidopterans and dipterans; may be scleritized.
in general, any process or appendage that serves the purpose of a leg; - specifically, the fleshy non-segmented abdominal legs of caterpillars and certain sawfly larvae. Prolegs are not true segmented appendages and can be considered 'false legs'. View image
a fleshy, nonjointed protrusion on the underside of a caterpillar's abdomen, which fuctions as a leg.
A "false" leg, used in locomotion, found on the abdominal segment of a caterpillar. A caterpillar has five pairs of prolegs. Caterpillars, like other insects, have only six true legs, and these arise from the thorax (or thoracic segments).
a fleshy, abdominal leg of some insect larvae, particularly caterpillars
(noun) - a fleshy leg or "false leg" attached to the abdomen of certain insect larvae.
A fleshy, unsegmented, abdominal walking appendage of some insect larvae, common among caterpillars.
(noun) fleshy legs without joints on the abdominal segments of a caterpillar
The fleshy, unjointed appendages found on the abdomens of caterpillars and some sawfly larvae; also called "false legs."
A proleg is one of the peg-like legs on the abdomen (hind region) of a caterpillar. These legs have crochets (small hooks) on them. These legs disappear in the adult.
An appendage that is not a leg, but that serves the purpose of a leg; specifically, the fleshy, unjointed, ventral abdominal projections of caterpillars and certain sawfly larvæ.
Prolegs are the fleshy, stubby little structures found on the ventral surface of the abdomen of most larval forms of insects of the Order Lepidoptera, though they can also be found on other larval insects such as sawflies and a few types of flies. Prolegs of lepidopteran larvae have a small circle of gripping hooks, called "crochets". The arrangement of the crochets can be helpful in identification to family level.