mesosoma


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mesosoma

Entomology
The middle segment of an insect’s body.

Medspeak
Having a medium height.
 
Microbiology
Mesosome, see there.
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The appendages (PC, PA, DL, PL, Ch in Figures 1-6) and metasoma (M345, M2, M1 in Figures 1-6) tend to separate from the rest of the body before the mesosoma disarticulates (TMS in Figures 1-6).
Mesosoma with mesoscutum granulate, dull, with fine punctures (mostly indistinct).
Head black, except mandible, clypeus, anterior region of face (more along orbits) and part of ventral side testaceous; antenna brown, except segment 1 testaceous; prothorax black, except posterior margin of pronotum testaceous; scutum dark testaceous, except anterior and posterior margin black; rest of mesosoma black; metasoma brown; foreleg brown, except tarsus testaceous; mid- and hindleg brown, except tarsal segments 1-4 testaceous.
Head black, except mandibles testaceous; antennae testaceous; mesosoma black; gaster brown; legs testaceous, except hind coxae and clubs of hind femora partly darkened.
Head black, except mandible partly testaceous; antenna brown-estaceous, except scape and pedicel testaceous; mesosoma black; metasoma brown; legs brown, except protibia and protarsus testaceous and first segment of meso- and metatarsus whitish.
Head black, with mandibles testaceous; antennae brown, with segments 1 and 2 testaceous; mesosoma black; gaster brown; fore legs testaceous; middle legs testaceous, with femora brown; hind legs brown, with coxae and trochanters testaceous.
Fully winged robust specimens, with dense setae and coriaceous or rugose surface sculpture on the head and mesosoma; metasoma densely pubescent; the head is usually narrower than the mesosoma, transverse in anterior view, with genae strongly broadened behind eyes, the malar sulcus always absent; notauli usually are incomplete, impressed in the posterior 2/3 of the mesoscutum; scutellar foveae indistinctly delimited, confluent; all tarsal claws with strong basal lobe.
Head black, except mandible testaceous and clypeus brown; antenna testaceous; mesosoma black; metasoma brown; legs testaceous.
1a) yellow, except around ocelli, some sutures of mesosoma black, anterior margin of propodeum black, first tergum of metasoma dorsally and laterally with brown spots, ovipositor black.
Females chosen for dissection showed signs of imminent parturition such as lack of movement and an enlarged mesosoma with offspring visible through the integument.