Your answer to the previous question was that your insect does not have antennae that are shorter than its head.
Is your insect small, and does it have tarsi with two or three segments?
“Small” in this question means less than 10 mm (less than 0.4 inches) long.
To determine the number of segments in your insect’s tarsi (tarsi is the plural form; tarsus is singular), look at the last section of its leg and count the segments. See the illustration at right. When counting the tarsal segments, do not count the tiny claws at the end.
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Yes, my insect is tiny and has tarsi with two or three segments.
No, my insect does not have this set of characteristics.
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