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A sensillum (pl.= sensilla) is an arthropod sensory organ protruding from the cuticle, or sometimes lying within or beneath it. Sensilla are divided into chemical, mechanical (e.g.: campaniform sensilla), thermal, and humidity .[1]


  1. ^ Steinbrecht, Rudolf Alexander (2007). "Structure and Function of Insect Olfactory Sensilla": 158–183. doi:10.1002/9780470514948.ch13. ISSN 1935-4657.