Surface Sculpturing II

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This page provides representative examples of some surface sculpturing terms.

A

aciculate

appearing as if irregularly scratched with a needle (Harris 1979)

Crematogaster, from Blaimer 2010

areolate

divided into a number of small, irregular spaces (Harris 1979)

Crematogaster, from Blaimer 2010

C

carinate

with one or a few longitudinal carinae, narrow raised ribs or ridges 14

Crematogaster, from Blaimer 2010

carinulate

with several small, elevated longitudinal ridges or carinae; less prominent than carinate

costulate

with longitudinal, coarse raised ribs or ridges; much coarser and extensive than carinulate

Crematogaster, from Blaimer 2010

R

reticulate

superficially net-like or made up of a network of lines, meshed (Harris 1979)

Crematogaster, from Blaimer 2010

rugulose

minutely wrinkled (Harris 1979)

References

Blaimer, Bonnie B. 2010. Taxonomy and Natural History of the Crematogaster (Decacrema)-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Madagascar. Zootaxa. 2714:1–39. PDF