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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Subgenital plate (Figs 26-28) subelliptical with a transverse fold; apical sderite semi-circular with a U- or V-shaped incision, posterior part convex, lateral margins swollen, anterior part inflated with clear median keel; basal sclerite inflated with median keel and its lateral margins slightly converging towards the 7th abdominal sternite.
Fore femur striped longitudinally with light and dark; seventh sternite of female not reaching the apex of abdomen, eight tergite long and slender, with very narrow incision apically; parameres laterally compressed, strongly widened apically .
As described previously by some researchers (Weesner, 1969), in the female, the seventh abdominal sternite becomes wider than male.
The cloaca is located just anterior to the posterior edge of the sternite and thus lies slightly anterior to the posterior edge of the aculeus.
The submedian and lateral carinae of sternite VII are obsolete in the holotype, and on the adult female a pair of vestigial lateral carinae are present, and the submedian carinae are also obsolete.
aegypti then checks the oviposition substrate just above the waterline with tactile setae (18) on the 8th sternite.
Schmitt's illustration and description of the thelycum show a narrow, pointed process on the sixth thoracic sternite.
Several of the traits consist of bristle number on the following structures: male anal plate, clasper, sex comb, and fifth sternite; female dorsal anal plate, ventral anal plate, vaginal plate (average of left and right), and sixth sternite.
The genus Acerentuloides is characterized by 2 pairs of A-setae on the mesonotum and metanotum; 3 setae on the 2nd and 3rd pair of abdominal legs, of which the apical median seta is minute; well developed labial palpus with terminal tuft of setae and broadened sensillum; maxillary gland with small, smooth, globular vesicle or granulated appendix on the calyx and with several small globules in distal part; some setae modified as short, thickened sensilla (sd5 on head; [beta]1 and [delta]4 on foretarsus; setae P4 on metanotum, M2 on prosternum, and A2 on thoracic sterna; and accessory setae on tergites and sternites I--VI); 6 setae on sternite VIII; anterior position of seta P3 on abdominal tergites II--VI; developed striate band with clearly visible parallel-sided striae.