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metathorax

(mĕt′ə-thôr′ăks′)
n. pl. meta·thoraxes or meta·thoraces (-thôr′ə-sēz′)
The hindmost of the three divisions of the thorax of an insect, bearing the third pair of legs and the second pair of wings.

met′a·tho·rac′ic (-thə-răs′ĭk) adj.

metathorax

the posterior of the three thoracic segments in insects, bearing the third pair of jointed legs and the hind pair of wings.
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Metapleuron punctulate with setae, with transverse carina at posterior margin of submetapleural carina.
However, inspection of the columns in the matrix showed that only head width and metapleuron length exhibited significant correlations (albeit weakly) with any other traits after size adjustment.
For mesopleuron, metapleuron and ventral abdominal laterotergites II and III see under "Pterothorax--lateral parts.
Pronotum with dorsal end of epomia raised; mesoscutum strongly punctate (Figure 5); scutellum more or less flat with punctures (Figure 5), mesopleuron with regularly punctate except in the black diagonal stripe; epicnemial carina reaching anterior end of pleuron about half way up pronotum; sternaulus strongly impressed anteriorly; metapleuron regularly punctate over entire surface (Figure 6); submetapleural carina present and moderately elevated (Figure 6).
Thorax black; posterior margin of katepimeron, metapleuron yellow, a small median spot on posterior margin of mesoscutellum light brown.
Notauli indistinct, metanotum smooth, propodeum smooth with a longitudinal carina diverging distally, pronotum with longitudinal carina, mesopleuron and metapleuron smooth and shiny.
Thoracic pleura and sterna: Each side of proepisterna provided anteriorly with a thick collarlike tumescent ridge delimited by deep transverse furrow, posterior margin of mesopleurite roundedly projecting posteriad just ventrad of humeri; mesopleuron without peculiarities; metapleuron with a well-developed scent gland ostiole situated slightly mediad to middle of metapleuron, associated with a long, evenly curved peritreme of various length (Fig.
quambus Gauld and Sithole, 2002 by scutellum black with lateral longitudinal carina and posterior margin, including the two lateral short points light yellow; propodeum and metapleuron yellow ([female]) or yellow with black marks ([male]); metasoma yellowish; all tergite I light yellow; legs yellow; tergite III with lateral longitudinal carina present on anterior 2/3; male with 34 flagellomeres.
The second pair of spiracles occurs on the anterior margin of the metapleuron near the metanotum.
0 diameter, distinct, slightly concave posteriorly, medial line raised anteriorly, vanishing posteriorly; (7) metanotum moderately concave, punctures scattered; (8) metapleuron with scattered punctures, upper plate 1.