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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a carapace, dorsal view; b third and fourth thoracic sternites, ventral view; c left third maxilliped, lateral view; d telson, external view.
Tergites II-V orange with apical margin black, VI + black; sternite I smooth, brownish; II-VI light brown and coriaceous.
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.
Khaghaninia and Hosseini (2013) keyed out this species with characteristics as: mesonotum with distinct pale pruinose stripes which reach posterior margin of notum, interrupted in middle; posterior margin of sternite 4 with a rounded projection.
Female genitalia: sternite II with 3-4 setae on each side and a row of 6 setae on the posterior margin; sternite III with a row of 8 setae on the posterior margin.
2) corroborated, once again, that the alcohol (DTOH) is extracted only from the abdominal region of the termite, specifically from the ventral sternites.
The 6th abdominal sternite gibbous, the 7th abdominal sternite with a triangular ridge at its front margin pointing to the subgenital plate (Figs 26-27).