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sternite

(stûr′nīt)
n.
A sclerite making up part of the sternum of an arthropod.

sternite

the skeletal plate(s) on the ventral side of insect and crustacean body segments.
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loimicola in: carapace branchial margins distinctly convergent posteriorly; median lobe of third thoracic sternite absent; and dorso-anterior margin of carpus of larger cheliped more gently and constantly convex on entire length.
All sternites membranous, with single row of setae along posterior margin, trichoid sensilla not visible on shrunken abdomen.
Key characters for the genus Parajapyx are as follows: chitinous hooks at tip of abdomen, with five internal teeth, tooth 1 is separated from teeth 2-5 by an indentation near the basal portion of inner margin; antenna with 18 segments; terminal antennal segment with four placoid sensilla; mandible with five teeth and three denticles; pronotum with 7+7 M setae; a pair of styles on sternites I--VII; a pair of coxal vesicles on abdominal urosternites II and III; unpaired median claw (Chou 1966; Sendra et al.
The genus Colpocephalum, as found on the Accipitriformes, is characterized by combs of short spiniform setae restricted to the venter of femora III and abdominal sternite III, but the ventral sclerites bearing setae between the vulva and anus are absent in females.
Sternites: Sternites III--VII, surfaces entirely smooth; III--VI each with small, elliptical spiracles.
To this purpose, 100 individuals were induced to expose their sternal gland stretching the abdominal sternite with a needle.
Female abdomen (Figs 2 and 4): Female abdomen elongated, oblong; posterior margin concave in median, bilobed shape; tergal setae obscure; sternal setae one pair at postero-lateral position on sternites III to VI.
Sternites 2-8 marrones, con manchas blancas antero-laterales del 2-6; con tincion azulada, mas marcados en 7-8; con escasas escamas cremas en el 8.
Sternites 2-7 sclerotized, rectangular, with two rows of setae, many setae mesally and laterally, basal pair of trichoid sensilla, and scattered scales, sternite 8 squarish with scattered setae and scales, and basal pair of trichoid sensilla.
The pseudoscorpions were confirmed as nymphal stages including three tritonymphs and nine deutonymphs; they were positioned ventrally, attached to sternite II using both of their pedipalps.
Both relict lineages actually share in the male sex a rather tapering, subcylindrical abdomen, with the terminalia and sternite V notably small, more reminiscent of Muscidae and Fanniidae than Anthomyiidae.
Sternites. They are present as follows: sternite II without setae or lyrifissures; sternite X and IX with 2 long medial setae and 2 short lateral setae; sternal setae simple and longer than tergal setae; sternites not divided; and sternal chaetotaxy is shown in Table 3.