sternite

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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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Accessory setae Pla on sternites l--VI sensilliform, on sternite VII setiform, short, Pla length on sternites I[?
Abdomen: abdomen oval shape, black and yellow markings; male square commas on tergite 3and 4; 50% lateral margin of tergites 3and 4 yellow; female has narrower commas on tergites 3and 4, posterior margin tergites 2, 3and 4 gray-shining bands; oval black patch on centre of sternites, black stripes extended entire width
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.
Venter: Prosternum medially elevated, with a conical tubercle directed toward coxae; median part of fused meso- and metasternum and sternites I + II with smooth oval depressions, a conical tubercle on posterolateral margin of meso- and metasternum reaching meso- and metacoxae; sternites III-VII separated by deep transversal grooves; abdominal spiracles II-IV ventral, V-VII placed on laterally projecting tubercles and visible from above, spiracle VII terminal on paratergites VIII.
4B): Shorter than the distance from the vertex to the back apices of the cruciform elevation; broad base, tapering in the direction of the last abdominal section; blackened tergites; black timbal cover, arched and with black markings; brownish sternites with green markings; male stemite VIII nearly twice as wide as long, with the anterior margin almost straight, lateral margin oblique, with a concavity approximately midway, posterior margin concave and rounded, with apices apart from one another (Fig.
The sternites were then completely submerged in 200 [[micro]liter] of methylene chloride in a 1-mL conical vial and allowed to soak at room temperature (22 [degrees] C) for two hours.
20') Abdominal sternites with Thrips australis numerous discal setae in (Bagnall) addition to posteromarginal setae (Fig.
Sternites 2-7 rectangular with a caudal row of setae, irregular mesal rows of setae and a pair of trichoid sensilla; sternite 8 sclerotized, rectangular, conspicuously shorter than sternite 7, with scattered setae near distal margin and at mesal region and a pair of trichoid sensilla.
3(4) each elytron with longitudinal striae from yellow pubescence; abdominal sternites (Fig.
Sternites II-VII simple, in females VII with an indistinct praeopercular organ at best formed by a pair of conical or hump-like swellings near posterior margin.