As nouns the difference between scutellum and scutella
is that scutellum
is any of several shield-shaped structures in insects, grasses etc while scutella
is or scutella
can be a scutellum.
Any of several shield-shaped structures in insects, grasses etc
# (lichenology) A rounded apothecium having an elevated rim formed of the proper thallus, the fructification of certain lichens.
# (zoology) The third of the four pieces forming the upper part of a thoracic segment of an insect. It follows the scutum, and is followed by the small postscutellum.
# (zoology) One of the transverse scales on the tarsi and toes of birds.