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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 maxillary stylets maxillary bridge marginal setae mandible labrum labial palps labium hindwing glandular area gena

GENA: The cheek on each side of the head, lying beneath the compound eyes.
character state
GLANDULAR AREA: Areas of cuticle with an iridescent, porous appearance that are assumed to have some secretory function.
HIND WING: Posterior pair of the wings, arising on the craniolateral edges of the metanotum craniale, tight to the fore wing base.
LABIUM: Bilaterally-symmetric and fused sclerites that form the "lower lip" or floor of the mouth cone.
LABIAL PALPS: Paired sensory appendages attached to the labium.
LABRUM: An unpaired sclerite which forms the "upper lip" of the mouth cone.
MANDIBLE: Only the left mandible is developed in larvae and adult thrips. This is a blind stylet used to punch a hole in a leaf surface.
MARGINAL SETAE: Setae found at the margin of sclerites.
MAXILLARY BRIDGE: Endosceletal connection of the maxillary stylets deep in the head capsule of some phlaeothripid species.
MAXILLARY STYLETS: Paired needle-like structures, elongate part of the maxillae, developed from the laciniae.
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.