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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 setae sensillum campaniforme sense cone scapus pronotum probasisternum prementum postoccular setae postmentum posteromarginal

POSTEROMARGINAL: (Latin, posterior = latter) behind the midline, caudal, (Latin, margo = edge) narrow part of a surface within the edge, for example: posteromarginal setae = setae inserted on the posterior margin of a sclerite.
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POSTMENTUM: Proximal part of the labium.
POSTOCCULAR SETAE: Setae arising just behind the compound eyes.
PREMENTUM: The distal end of the labium bearing labial palps, glossae and paraglossae.
PROBASISTERNUM (=FERNA): Pair of sclerites on the posterior half of the prosternum, in Phlaeothripids = Ferna, in Thripids previously referred to as probasisternum.
PRONOTUM: Dorsal region of the first thoracic segment.
SCAPUS: 1st segment of the antenna.
SENSE CONE: A circular opening with a bifurcated or single conic process covered by a membrane.
SENSILLUM CAMPANIFORME: A belly formed sense organ that lacks an external process.
SETAE: Hair-like processes with a basal articulation.
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.