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ster·nite

 (stûr′nīt)
n.
A sclerite making up part of the sternum of an arthropod.

sternite

(ˈstɜːnaɪt)
n
the sternum or ventral part of each segment of an insect body
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The genus Acerentuloides is characterized by 2 pairs of A-setae on the mesonotum and metanotum; 3 setae on the 2nd and 3rd pair of abdominal legs, of which the apical median seta is minute; well developed labial palpus with terminal tuft of setae and broadened sensillum; maxillary gland with small, smooth, globular vesicle or granulated appendix on the calyx and with several small globules in distal part; some setae modified as short, thickened sensilla (sd5 on head; [beta]1 and [delta]4 on foretarsus; setae P4 on metanotum, M2 on prosternum, and A2 on thoracic sterna; and accessory setae on tergites and sternites I--VI); 6 setae on sternite VIII; anterior position of seta P3 on abdominal tergites II--VI; developed striate band with clearly visible parallel-sided striae.
Eighth tergite modified into a pair of elongate sclerites much longer than preceding tergite, only vestiture on each sclerite a single trichoid sensilla anteriorly and a row of setae posteriorly; 2nd to 6th sternites rectangular, narrower than tergites, with a double posterior row of setae, lateral setae, elsewhere covered with scales, except near anterior margin, with pair of closely set anterior trichoid sensilla; seventh stemite similarly shaped with anterior pair of trichoid sensilla, single row of posterior setae, lateral setae, elsewhere covered with scales, except at basal third; eighth stemite unsclerotized.
Two medial tergal setae and two submedial tergal setae are on sternites 1-9.
Abdomen: Abdomen oval, yellow lunules, spots and bands black with hairs along lateral margin of tergites 3 and 4; black central spots present on sternites, bands across entire width Eupeoes corollae Fabricius, 1794.
Sternite I setulose; sternites II-V at fore margin each with a widely spaced pair of alpha-sensilla; sternites Ill and IV with a pair of strong hind marginal setae.
47 times longer than thorax, sparsely pubescent and also beset with minute points, pubescence longer on sternites.
On the left the sternites are partially visible and extend beyond the tergites, offset with ventral tergites 2(?
Venter: Prosternum separated from fused meso- and metasternum and sternites I + II by a suture, the latter medially with an oval depression; metapleural scent gland canals distinct and visible from above, abdominal spiracles II-IV ventral, V-VIII lateral and visible from above.
3B): a little shorter than the distance covered from the vertex to the back apices of the cruciform elevation; base wide, tapering in the direction of the last abdominal segment; brown and black tergites covered with golden hairs; timbal cover arched, dark brown; sternites brown, sparsely covered with golden and black hairs; male sternite VIII nearly twice as long as wide, with the front and side margins slightly concave and the back one having a half-moon-shaped invagination, and the apices close together (Fig.
pro-, meso-, metasternum, and abdominal sternites surface smooth, sparsely setose, setae long, slender; prosternal shield with posteromedial process poorly developed, not erected.
These genera include Psydrothrips but not Psectrothrips, and the character is the presence of a glandular opening on the antecostal region of sternite III, whereas the normal condition in this family is for a transverse porose area medially on several sternites posterior to the antecostal ridge (zur Strassen 2003, Tyagi et al.
Pronotum trapezoidal, widest at posterior margin, bearing widely dispersed hair-like sensilla on margins and shorter sensilla widely distributed distally, two small sternites each with two minute spines; meso- and metanota subequal in length; papilliform spiracle in pleural region of mesonotum near anterolateral margin of tergite.