Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The scutum or dorsal plate of the middle thoracic segment of an insect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The scutum or dorsal plate of the middle thoracic segment of an insect. See Illust. of butterfly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In entomology, the scutum of the mesonotum; the scutal sclerite of the mesothorax.

Etymologies

meso- +‎ scutum (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Lateral lobes: the deflexed portions of pronotum that cover the sides of pro-thorax in many Orthoptera: in certain Hymenoptera, lie on each side of the parapsidal furrows of mesoscutum and = scapulae.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Parapsidal furrows: longitudinal grooves on each side of the mesoscutum of Proctytrypidae separating the parapsides from the middle lobe.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

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