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mx id: 4845 | OBO id: HAO:0001230 | URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0001230
scutellar plate
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Definition:
The area that is located medially on the mesoscutellum, flat and surrounds the scutellar midpit.
written by: Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.

Relationships / properties:
The scutellar plate is a area.
The scutellar plate is part of the cuticle. The scutellar plate is part of the mesoscutellar disc.

Figures
Gronotoma Foerster
Gronotoma Foerster

Label usage (sensu)
scutellar plate by Buffington, M. L. 2009. Description, circumscription and phylogenetics of the new tribe Zaeucoilini (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae), including a description of a new genus . Systematic Entomology 34:162-187.
scutellar plate by Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.
Comments and tags
alternative definition added almost 10 years ago by Istvan Miko
A unique structure found in all Eucoilinae. The dorsal-most part of the mesoscutellum is modified into a large to small plate; a glandular release pit is located towards the posterior of the plate. The function of the plate and its associated pit is presently unknown. Dissections by the author have revealed that a large gland is present beneath the surface of the plate, with tubular ducts leading to pores within the pit of the plate.
  Reference: Buffington, M. L. 2009. Description, circumscription and phylogenetics of the new tribe Zaeucoilini (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae), including a description of a new genus . Systematic Entomology 34:162-187.
  Cross reference: None provided.


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