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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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.
All scutigeromorph centipedes from building #840 were morphologically identified as Thereuonema based on the characteristic thread or needle-like spines on their tergites on their tergites.
Gibbs, 2014) separated members of Parageron by the well- developed anal lobe, which is at least as wide as anal cell, by the pale (white to yellow) hairs throughout, and by the yellowish apical margins of abdominal tergites.
Tergites medially with a black spot on the hind margin which together form a longitudinal row.
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.
Standard abbreviations used: A1-A10 = antennal segments 1-10; OOL = distance between lateral ocellus and eye; LOL = distance between lateral and anterior ocelli, T1-T6 = tergites 1-6.
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.
Tergites divided, all except the first chevron-shaped; tergal chaetotaxy I-XII (hemitergites left + right) 2+2: 3+3: 4+3: 4+4: 5+5: 5+5: 5+5: 6+5: 6+5: 5+5: 5+5: 2.
All dorsal tergites of the preabdomen are represented, numbered 1 to 7 (Fig.
Abdomen: Tergal plate longer than wide, the longitudinal ridge of thorax continues along mtg III-VI; lateral sclerites with punctured oval depressions; deltg II + III not fused, lateral margins of deltg II-VII reflexed, their posterior margins raised, pilose and with a distinctly posterolaterally projecting tubercle; metapleural scent gland canais straight and directed upward and visible from above as a split oval elevation; mtg VII with a median elevation and 2 vertical projections on posterior margin; tergite VIII bilobate, visible tergites IX and X tricuspidate.
This subfamily comprises three tribes: Atrophini, Banchini and Glyptini; the latter can be certainly distinguished from the two other tribes of Banchinae by the possession of oblique grooves on tergites II-IV.