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dorsal metapleural area
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Definition:
The area that is delimited posterodorsally by the metapleural carina and anteroventrally by the metapleural sulcus.
written by: Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.

Relationships / properties:
The dorsal metapleural area is a area.
The dorsal metapleural area is part of the cuticle. The dorsal metapleural area is part of the metapleuron.

Figures
Scelionidae

Label usage (sensu)
dorsal metapleural area by Mikó, I., L. Vilhelmsen, N. F. Johnson, L. Masner , and Z. Pénzes. 2007. Morphology of Scelionidae (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea): head and mesosoma. Zootaxa 1571:1-78.
dorsal metapleural area by Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.
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to blog added about 9 years ago by Istvan Miko
The origin of dorsal metapleural area is uncertain. Accepting the hypothesis of Vilhelmsen 2000b, the metapleuron is delimited posterodorsally by the metapleural sulcus and corresponding metapleural ridge in Apocrita. However, in many apocritan taxa (e.g. Platygastroidea and some other sensu lato Proctotrupoidea, in some Ichenumonoidea and all Ceraphronoidea the borders of originally 1st abdominal tergal and metapleural muscle is marekd by the metapleural carina. The propodeal spiracle (first abdominal spiracle) is allways posterior to the carina. Any idea how to decide the origin of the area?
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