presternum


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pre·ster·num

 (prē-stûr′nəm)
n.

presternum

(priːˈstɜːnəm)
n
(Anatomy) the anterior section of the sternum
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17 Antennal style with long loosely arranged setae; presternum large, abutting proepisternum and prothoracic coxae; alula highly reduced Oligopogon Loew, 1847 (11 spp.
maura-group are characterized by the following: humeral, intrahumeral and posthumeral bristles absent, legs devoid of distinct bristles, hind marginal bristles on abdomen absent, prothoracic episterna and whole presternum covered with fine hairs and a distinct sensory pit below prothoracic spiracle (Chvala 2005).
Both characters are also useful for adults, since the presternum retains some of its protuded nature (Fig.
The first mass was excised from the presternum and lower neck at age 1.
5 times as long as wide, sides slightly curved, dorsal surface smooth; prosternal surface smooth, 3 setae (1 elongate) at anterolateral angles and 2 short setae at posterolateral angles; prosternum trapezoidal, sides oblique, posterior margin straight, pair of medial setae present posterior to posterior margin of presternum.
10 Palpus greatly enlarged in apical part, spoon-like; parafacial with setulae; presternum bare; all wing veins bare; 4 species .