epiproct

epiproct

[′ep·ə‚präkt]
(invertebrate zoology)
A plate above the anus forming the dorsal part of the tenth or eleventh somite of certain insects.
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Epiproct in dorsal view narrow and broadly blunt, in lateral view long and extending well past the paraprocts; hypoproct triangular; paraprocts smooth, without modifications.
Epiproct bilobed posteriorly, each lobe with a strongly sclerotized band running along outer side and posterior border; a field of setae posteriorly (Fig.
1D) broader than long; with single pseudospiracular opening; subepandrial plate large, semicircular in dorsal view; hypoproct broadly U-shaped, densely pilose, covering bases of epandrial claspers; epiproct small, oval; epandrial claspers curved, carrying three distal tenacula in one row; tenacula spatulate, 87 pm long, tips slightly expanded.
sagittata exuviae are easily identified, having the epiproct and paraprocts armed with long spines, a spine on the profemur and mid-dorsal spines on abdominal segments 2 to 9 (Fig.
In females, the dorsal parts of metanotum, the first abdominal terga (as seen between the bases of the tegmina) and the black medial band on epiproct (Fig.
simplicicollis)), these characters refer to the presence of green and red pigment on the epiproct (47 and 49 respectively).
We recently collected, in Valle del Cauca, Colombia, six males and one female of Lachesilla in species group Pedicularia, that represent two species; the males have one mid clunial apophysis over the area of the epiproct, and these species are different from the Peruvian ones indicated above.
michidi were extracted by lifting the epiproct and the epiphallus.
Epiproct thick and elongate, C-shaped in lateral view, tip rounded (Fig.
The epiproct and paraprocts are elongate, with long setae distally; the paraprocts have a small sensory area not well defined, bearing 2-10 trichobothria issuing from basal rosettes, one or two longer than the others; only one species lacks basal rosettes (Casasola Gonzalez & Garcia Aldrete, 2002).