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mx id: 495 | OBO id: HAO:0000541 | URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0000541
mesepisternum synonyms: episternum mesothoracale, mesepisternite, meso-epimeron, mesothoracic episternum
Defined (both definition and relationships must be met)
Definition:
The episternum that is located on the mesopleuron.
written by: Deans, A. R. 2009. HAO curator..

Relationships / properties:
The mesepisternum is a episternum.
The mesepisternum is part of the cuticle. The mesepisternum is part of the mesopleuron. The mesepisternum is part of the pleuron.

Figures
Macroxyela ferruginea Say, 1824
Cecidostiba semifascia
Copyright ©Lars Krogmann

Label usage (sensu)
mesepisternum by Goulet, H., and J. T. Huber. 1993. Hymenoptera of the World: An Identification Guide to Families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada Publication 1894/E., Ottawa, ON 668 pp.
mesepisternum by Deans, A. R. 2009. HAO curator..
mesepisternite by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
mesothoracic episternum by Snodgrass, R. E. 1942. The skeleto-muscular mechanisms of the honey bee. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 103:1-120.
mesepisternum by Snodgrass, R. 1910. The thorax of the Hymenoptera. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 39:37-91.
meso-epimeron by Marlatt, C. L. 1896. Revision of the Nematinae of North America, a subfamily of leaf-feeding Hymenoptera of the family Tenthredinidae. Government Printing Office, Washington 135 pp.
episternum mesothoracale by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
Comments and tags
alternative definition added over 10 years ago by Istvan Miko
Anteroventral portion of the mesopleuron, which is differentiated from the mesepimeron by the mesopleural suture.
  Reference: Gibson , G. A. P., J. D. Read , and R. Fairchild. 1998. Chalcid wasps (Chalcidoidea): illustrated glossary of positional and morphological terms ..
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added about 11 years ago by Andy Deans
The anterior subdivision of the mesopleuron, usually comprising most of the mesopleuron.
  Reference: Goulet, H., and J. T. Huber. 1993. Hymenoptera of the World: An Identification Guide to Families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada Publication 1894/E., Ottawa, ON 668 pp.
  Cross reference: None provided.


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