abdominal segment


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abdominal segment

Pseudoscientific medicine
The 6th of 7 segment of the body, pertaining to the pseudoscientific theories of Dr Wilhelm Reich, which are said to express latent sexual repression through muscular armouring; this defense is said to be resolved by massage and deep breathing.
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3D, E, F): Strikingly protruding, the exerted part (measured diagonally) nearly as long as abdominal segment VII, with general facies of a triangular bill with rounded apex.
Tergal sclerotization of segments 1-6 extending onto lateral regions to include the spiracles, spiracles located marginally and posterior to the antecostal sutures; hair-like sensilla present, more numerous ventrally; abdominal segments 7 and 8 completely scleroterized, each with well-defined lateral series of hair-like natatory sensilla, spiracles on segment seven below natatory series; abdominal segment 8 length 1.
90; hemelytral membrane in macropterous form almost reaching apex of last abdominal segment, in brachypterous form reaching the anterior border of abdominal segment IV; femora densely granulate, with hispid tubercles and dense semidecumbent to erect silvery, bristle-like setae; tibiae with dense semidecumbent to erect silvery, bristle-like setae; maximum width of abdomen less than 4.
Dorsal abdominal segment VIII black with posterior border dark yellow, and segment IX black with dark yellow longitudinal stripe running at midline; connexival segments VIII and IX black with upper margin dark yellow; paratergite VIII and IX dark orange, mottled with pink spots; gonocoxae I dark orange with inner margin widely black (Fig.
undulatus was included as a reference specimen in the chaetotaxal analyses of the hydroporine last abdominal segment and urogomphi (7) and legs (8).
An ontogenetically focused chaetotaxical scheme in Symphypleona (Collembola): the 6th abdominal segment.
First abdominal segment short, transverse, delineated by a pair of pits posteriorly.
However, scierotization of abdominal segment 6 is restricted to the dorsum on larvae of both species of Ilybius, resulting in an expansive lateral and ventral membranous area.
Abdominal tergum I with 2 pairs of setae, terga II-VIII with 3 pairs of setae, abdominal segment IX 1,1-1,13 times longer than VIII in medial line, posterior margin of tergum IX with a well-developed comb with 3 pairs of dorsal teeth, two lateral pairs longer than medial pair of teeth, one pair of medial sensillae, with two pairs of setae before the margin, medial pair reduced, tergum X with one pair of lateral sensillae in medial line and a pair of subapical seate (Fig.
Siphon lengths were determined by subtracting the ventral length from the dorsal length of abdominal segment 8.
Submedian tubercles enlarged near termination of cephalothoracic segment sutures abdominal segment I & II.
In addition to size (preserved length [congruent] 14 mm, excluding urogomphi), larvae may be identified to genus by the following combination of characters [15]: frontoclypeus broadly rounded; terminal segments of antennae uniramous (simple) and less than two-thirds as long as the third; and spiracles of abdominal segment 6 well removed from lateral margins.