[R] Segment of the insect leg between the trochanter (part of the coxa) and the tibia; swollen in the Orthoptera (locusts, grasshoppers) and the Halticinae, whose legs are adapted for jumping; mites with additional segment (the genu) between the femur and the tibia.
* Insect leg (INRA)
a: trochantin; b: coxa; c: trochanter; d: femur; e: tibia; f: tarsus.
(after the mid leg of an Orthopterous insect).
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