tergite

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tergite

(tûr′gīt′, -jīt′)
n.
A sclerite forming part of the tergum.
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Setae A5 and P2a on tergite I, setae P2a and P4a on tergites ll--VI short and sensilliform, their length 3 [micro]m (Figs.
Dark brown to black, with yellowish apical margins of tergites mostly narrower than width of fore tibia; lateral margins of all tergites dusted whitish to yellowish forming a stripe along each abdominal side; hairs on abdomen sparse, weak and silky whitish.
Forewings lateral, nearly completely covered by pronotum, just reaching the fore margin of the 1st tergite (arrowed in Fig.
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
Apical tergites with setae inserted in shallow punctures (about four on T3, eight on each of T4 and T6, six on T5).
Tergites I-X weakly divided and visible in dorsal view, tergal chaetotaxy I-XII (hemitergites left + right) 2+2: 3+3: 3+3: 4+3: 3+4: 3+5: 5+4: 5+4: 4+4: 4+4: 5+5: 2.
Abbreviations used: deltg = dorsal external laterotergite; mtg = abdominal median tergite.
1 as long as posteriorly broad, with oblique grooves strongly impressed, with central triangular area smooth, lateral area smooth with some pubescence; tergites III-IV similar though latter with oblique grooves very weak, almost vestigial.
1): tergite I pale brown, tergites II-IV pale brown each with broad dark apical band, tergites V-IX and hypopygial gonocoxite entirely dark brown.
Mesosoma: tergites rough, minutely and densely granulose, with larger, sparse granules on posterolateral regions.