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Overview fore leg prosternum sternites metasternum abdomen metasternum head tergites I-II tergites tergite VIII wings fore wing distal head antennae head tergites pronotum tergite VIII meso- and metanotum fore wing fore leg sternites area of interest
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(antecosta-campaniform sensilla) -> (cilia-craspedum) -> (cross vein-furca) ->(gena-maxillary stylets) ->
(maxillary palps-ocellar setae) -> (ocellar triangle-posteroangular) -> (posteromarginal-setae) ->
(spine-wing retaining setae)

Overview campaniform sensilla basantra apodem anteromarginal anteroangular antecosta antecostal ridge

ANTECOSTA: Anterior sclerite (pre- or acrotergite or pre- or acrosternite) of the antecostal ridge of a tergite or sternite.
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ANTECOSTAL RIDGE: The groove that delimits the posterior base of the antecosta (= intersegmental groove).
ANTEROANGULAR: Anterolateral corner of a sclerite (Latin, anterior = before, to the front of, angular = corner)
ANTEROMARGINAL: (Latin, anterior = before, or to the front of, margo = edge) narrow part of a surface within the edge, anteromarginal setae: setae inserted on the anterior margin of a sclerite.
APODEME: (Greek, apo = away, demas = body), apodem IX = a ridge process of tergite IX that forms a part of the insect endoskeleton and provides surface for the attachment of ovipositor muscles.
BASANTRA: In the family Phlaeothripidae a pair of sclerites on each side of the anterior half of the ventral surface of the prothorax as parts of the prosternum.
CAMPANIFORM SENSILLA: Sense organ that lacks an external process and displays the form of a simple circular pore or hollow cone in the cuticular surface (typical in thrips are the presence or absence of CS of the Metanotum craniale).
Gordh, G & Headrick, D (2001): A dictionary of Entomology. CABI Publishing, Oxon & New York, 1032 pp.
Gullan, PJ & Cranston, PS (1994): The Insects: An Outline of Entomology . Chapman and Hall, London. 491 pp.