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metapectus
Defined (both definition and relationships must be met)
Definition:
The area that is located anteriorly of the metapleural sulcus and ridge.
written by: Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.

Relationships / properties:
The metapectus is a area.
The metapectus is part of the cuticle. The metapectus is part of the metapectal-propodeal complex.

Figures
Cleonymus Latreille, 1809
Cecidostiba semifascia
Copyright ©Lars Krogmann

Label usage (sensu)
metapectus by Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.
metapectus by Vilhelmsen, L. B. 2000. Before the wasp-waist: Comparative anatomy and phylogenetic implications of the skeleto-musculature of the thoraco-abdominal boundary region in basal Hymenoptera (Insecta) . Zoomorphology [was Zeitschrift für Morphologie der Tiere] 119:185-221.
metapectus by Vilhelmsen, L. B., I. Miko, and L. Krogmann. 2010. Beyond the wasp waist: structural diversity and phylogenetic significance of the mesosoma in apocritan wasps (Insecta: Hymenoptera). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society [=Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology] 159:22-194.
Comments and tags
comment added over 9 years ago by Istvan Miko
The metapectus is an area of the metapectal propodeal complex in some non-apocritan hymenoptera and in all apocritan Hymenoptera. The posterior limit of the area might be defined by different structures in different taxa and hence in different papers.
  Reference: None provided.
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added over 9 years ago by Istvan Miko
The pectus that is located in the metathorax.
  Reference: Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.
  Cross reference: None provided.


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