metapneustic

metapneustic

(of insects such as mosquito larvae) having SPIRACLES only at the posterior end of the abdomen.
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Respiratory system metapneustic. Posterior spiracles slightly protruding from caudal end.
Respiratory system metapneustic. Anterior spiracles absent (Fig.
Lixadmontia franki first and second instars are metapneustic and the third instar is amphipneustic.