The basal segment of an insect’s antenna, especially when it is enlarged and lengthened (as in a weevil).
More example sentences
- Forelius sp. 1 is apparently an undescribed species, distinguishable from Forelius maccooki by the lack of erect setae on the antennal scapes (S. Cover, personal communication).
- It consists of an end sac, a straight proximal tubule, a short distal tubule, and a raised nephropore, all in the scape of the chelifore.
early 19th century: via Latin from Greek skapos 'rod'; related to sceptre.
Definition of scape in:
- The US English dictionary