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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 furca fore wings ferna femur episternum epimeron discal setae ctenidia cross vein

CROSS VEIN: Short veins, which connect the longitudinal veins.
character state
CTENIDIA: Typical comb-like structures of very short microtrichia on the lateral discal area of tergites.
DISCAL SETAE: Small setae inserted in the middle area and not on the margin of a sclerite.
EPIMERON: Posterior division of the thoracic pleuron, separated from the Episternum by the pleural suture (in phlaeothripids often used for the separated posteroangular sclerite of the prothorax).
EPISTERNUM: Ventral plate of the prothoracic sternal region, caudolateral behind basantra and lateral to the spinosternum.
FEMUR: The 3rd part of an insect leg, following the coxa and trochanter.
FERNA: A pair of sclerites on the posterior half of the prosternum, just behind the basantra (if present).
FORE WING: Anterior pair of the wings, usually arising on the cranial edges of the mesosternum.
FURCA (=Endofurca): Part of the endosceleton of the meso- and metathorax (meso- and metafurca), the 2nd and 3rd segment of the thorax develope apodema from the ventral surface of their segment.
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.