epimeron

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epimeron

[‚ep·ə′mir‚än]
(invertebrate zoology)
The posterior plate of the pleuron in insects.
The portion of a somite between the tergum and the insertion of a limb in arthropods.
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A large epimera is seen on the posterior of mesosomal segment 7, a feature of Parahughmilleria noted by Braddy (2000) and found on both Parahughmilleria hefieri Stormer 1973 and Parahughmilleria major, which may represent different life stages of a single species (Poschmann and Tetlie 2006).
6A); episterna and epimera well defined on thoracic segments (Figs 2A, 4A), hyperpleural lobes large and posteriorly rounded (Figs 4A, 6A); meso- and metasternal spines well defined, short and slender (Fig.
inquilinus as follows: (1) Metanotum with longitudinal almost striate, reticulation in the former, instead of almost smooth to weakly reticulate in the latter; (2) Epimera with only 1 pair of major setae in the former, instead of 2 pairs in the latter.
Postocular stripe, lateral lobe of pronotum, and meso- and metathoracic epimera and episterna, shiny black, with a green sheen; white spots on mesothoracic and metathoracic episterna.
along cephalic edges of epimera, continued on areas of meso-metasterna