In a large number of the heteromerous beetles, they are set transversely, in the Capricorn ones longitudinally.
heteromerous insects are those in which the number of these joints varies in the different pairs of legs.
Rhipiphorus, rī-pif′o-rus, n. a genus of heteromerous beetles.
heteromerous: having an unequal number of tarsal joints on the feet.
With some species, however, heteromerous fascicles are normal.