tergite


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ter·gite

 (tûr′gīt′, -jīt′)
n.
A sclerite forming part of the tergum.

tergite

(ˈtɜːdʒaɪt)
n
(Zoology) zoology a back-plate of an arthropod or other similar animal
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edule in Costa Rica had between 7 to 15 circular pores within each spiracular area of abdominal tergite II (Fig.
Last abdominal tergite apically with a shallow dorsomedian depression furnished with some long hairs; hind margin medially slightly to clearly emarginate, variably delimited by two weakly rounded (arrowed in Fig.
Abdomen: abdomen oval shape, black and yellow markings; male square commas on tergite 3and 4; 50% lateral margin of tergites 3and 4 yellow; female has narrower commas on tergites 3and 4, posterior margin tergites 2, 3and 4 gray-shining bands; oval black patch on centre of sternites, black stripes extended entire width
1, head; 2, wing; 3, genitalia, in dorsal view; 4, genitalia, in ventral view; 5, detail of distal projection of tergite 9; 6, detail of the protuberance on proximal inner margin of gonocoxite; 7, aedeagus; 8, scheme of parameres; 9, female abdomen showing spermathecae, 10, detail of sternite (st) 8.
15 as long as tergite, between foveae with a longitudinal carina not longer than foveae, otherwise smooth.
Body: General color and external characters as in male, with body and wings slightly larger, antenna slightly shorter, fourth abdominal tergite dark brown with irregular spots, sometimes orange-yellow on basal half and brown on apical half, fourth abdominal sternite dark brown, sometimes uniformly black.
Shelley & Kiser (2000) gave the following diagnostic characters for this species: cephalic plate with complete longitudinal sutures; forcipular co-xosternite with transverse sulcus; first 7-10 antennomeres sparsely hirsute; first tergite with anterior transverse sulcus; tergal marginations beginning on tergites 4-5; and femora of most legs with one or more dorsoapical spurs.
Features suggestive of Parahughmilleria include the lanceolate shape of the preabdomen, the presumed overall size of the animal, the presence of a large epimera on tergite 7, and the ornamentation.
The Banchinae is a cosmopolitan group of Ichneumonidae characterized by having a long, apically notched ovipositor, a propodeum without or with only a few carinae, a tergite I with spiracles located around or before the centre (except in the genus Lissocaulus) and frequently, the anterior part of the submetapleural carina expanded into a broad lobe (Gauld et al.
In both cases, the cephalothorax of a female strepsipteran was exposed from under the left side of the bee's fourth metasomal tergite (Fig.