metasternum


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metasternum

 [met″ah-ster´num]
the xiphoid process.

xi·phoid pro·cess

[TA]
the cartilage at the lower end of the sternum.

metasternum

(mĕt″ă-stĕr′nŭm)
The xiphoid process of the sternum.

metasternum

the xiphoid process.
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Metasternum between middle coxae finely, shallowly punctuate near coxal margins .
micropterum, the hemelytral membrane reaches the posterior margin of abdominal segment VI and the labium is longer, reaching the middle third of metasternum.
pro-, meso-, metasternum, and abdominal sternites surface smooth, sparsely setose, setae long, slender; prosternal shield with posteromedial process poorly developed, not erected.
2A); collar only slightly bulged; scutellum flattened, without outgrowths or rows of punctures laterally; pronotum and scutellum impunctate; posterior part of metepimeron roundish; metasternum without medial outgrowth; corium flat, without swellings; hemelytra without row of punctures on clavus and R + M vein, clothed with distinct suberect setae; R + M vein almost reaching apex of corium; inner margin of clavus slightly concave claval commissure longer than; inner margin of corium behind clavus straight; forecoxae removed from each other; foretibia distinctly shorter than head and pronotum combined; femora slightly widened apically, not curved; tarsal segment I 1.
Pleura light brown, with posterior margin of each sclerite blackish; prosternum light brown, with darker margins ; meso- and metasternum brown, with darker margins .
Based on character states revealed by use of SEM, we use the term "papillae" for small structures on the metasternum referred to as "denticles" by previous authors (i.