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).
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 .