mesothorax


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mes·o·tho·rax

 (mĕz′ə-thôr′ăks′, mĕs′-)
n. pl. mes·o·tho·rax·es or mes·o·tho·ra·ces (-thôr′ə-sēz′)
The middle of the three divisions of the thorax of an insect, bearing the middle pair of legs and the first pair of wings.

mes′o·tho·rac′ic (-thə-răs′ĭk) adj.

mesothorax

(ˌmɛsəʊˈθɔːræks)
n, pl -raxes or -races (-rəˌsiːz)
(Zoology) the middle segment of the thorax of an insect, bearing the second pair of walking legs and the first pair of wings. See also prothorax, metathorax
mesothoracic adj

mes•o•tho•rax

(ˌmɛz əˈθɔr æks, -ˈθoʊr-, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə-)

n., pl. -tho•rax•es, -tho•ra•ces (-ˈθɔr əˌsiz, -ˈθoʊr-)
the middle segment of the three divisions of the thorax of an insect, bearing the second pair of legs and the first pair of wings.
[1820–30]
mes`o•tho•rac′ic (-θɔˈræs ɪk) adj.
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After 80 h, the black discoloration spread toward the metathorax, mesothorax, prothorax, and pleural region, and the abdomen was completely compressed and dehydrated.
Margin of prothorax ocher with a white spot dorsally on mesothorax, and a conspicuous black spot dorsally on A4 to A5 abdominal segment.
No humeral bristles and, associated with the rearward extension of the mesothorax, most posterior of 3 bristles on each notopleuron well behind other two bristles.
Mesothorax with short setae a and m, metathorax and anterior segments of abdomen with large lanceolate and finely ciliated spines; posterior part of great abdomen with slender setae (fig.
There is a relatively strongly supported sister group relationship between Hydrometridae and Hermatobatidae, which was diagnosed on the basis of upright egg deposition and a distinctly prolonged mesothorax (Damgaard, 2008b).
DIAGNOSIS: Easily distinguished from all other Australian emesine species by a combination of its unique brown and white coloration, wing venation, extremely constricted pronotum, and swollen mesothorax.
Thysanoptera adults have paired spiracles on the pleura of the mesothorax and metathorax and on the first and eighth abdominal tergites (Moritz 1997).
Mesothorax and metathorax with light diffuse pigmentation in the center and darker shading on the perimeter.