metascutellum

metascutellum

[¦med·ə·skü′tel·əm]
(invertebrate zoology)
The scutellum of the metathorax in insects.
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22 and 25); the mesoscutellum is subquadrangular, only slightly longer than broad, scutellar foveae more or less well-delimited, with smooth shiny bottom, the mesoscutellum only slightly overhanging the metascutellum (mesoscutellum distinctly longer than broad, scutellar foveae absent, the mesoscutellum strongly overhanging the metascutellum in Acraspis and Cynips, Figs.
Metascutellum uniformly delicately coriaceous, very short, slightly higher than height of smooth, shiny ventral impressed area; metanotal trough uniformly smooth, with sparse and short white setae; central propodeal area dark brown, smooth, shiny, very short, only slightly higher than height of ventral impressed area; lateral propodeal carinae strongly bent outwards in the middle; lateral propodeal area coriaceous, with dense white setae.
17, mesosoma, dorsal view, female, 18, mesosoma, lateral view, female, 19, metascutellum and propodeum, dorsoposterior view, 20, forewing, part, female.