metascutellum

metascutellum

[¦med·ə·skü′tel·əm]
(invertebrate zoology)
The scutellum of the metathorax in insects.
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Presencia de escamas piliformes marrones en las partes laterales, entre el metascutum y el metascutellum. Metascutellum blanco.
Metascutellum marron-grisaceo con escamas marrones alargadas en los lados.
Metascutellum marron-blanquecino con escamas marrones alargadas en los lados.
In Andricus, however, scutellar foveae are distinctly delimited, the mesoscutum with stronger surface sculpture, the mesoscutellum is rounded, as long as broad and only very slightly overhanging the metascutellum; the mesopleuron sculptured, the head usually slightly transverse in anterior view; the prominent part of the ventral spine of the hypopygium 4.0 times or more longer than broad.
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.
Head uniformly brown-testaceous, mesosoma predominantly brown-testaceous with dark brown or black scutellar fovea, metascutellum, propodeum and metapectal complex; mesoscutum with longitudinal dark brown to black stripes along anterior median lines and parapsides; metasoma lighter anteriorly, red-testaceous to black posteriorly.
Brownish yellow with black antennae, head, deflexed portions of mesonotum lateral to scutellum, mesoscutellum, metanotum, metascutellum, mesosternum, anterior margin of propodium, terminal 1/4 of ovipositor sheath, apices of all tibiae and tarsi.
Metascutellum with a small posteriorly directed projection (Fig.