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mx id: 1417 | OBO id: HAO:0000942 | URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0000942
spatha synonyms: median lobe, uncus
Defined (both definition and relationships must be met)
The sclerite that is unpaired and located just dorsally of the basal part of the aedeagus in some Aculeata.
written by: Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.

Relationships / properties:
The spatha is a sclerite.
The spatha is part of the cuticle. The spatha is part of the external male genitalia.

Label usage (sensu)
spatha by Thomson, C. G. 1872. Hymenoptera Scandinaviae Volume 2. H. Ohlsson, 280 pp.
median lobe by Snodgrass, R. E. 1941. The male genitalia of Hymenoptera. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 99:1-86.
median lobe by Curators, H. A. O. 2009. The Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology Curation Team. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.
spatha by Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.
uncus by Franklin, H. J. 1912. The Bombidae of the New World. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 39:73-200.
Comments and tags
alternative definition added about 15 years ago by Istvan Miko
A dorsal lobe of the aedeagus.
  Reference: Snodgrass, R. E. 1935. Principles of insect morphology. McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York & London 667 pp.
  Cross reference: None provided.

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