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mesoscutellum synonyms: scutellum, scutellum mesothoracale
Defined (both definition and relationships must be met)
Definition:
The scutellum that is located on the mesonotum.
written by: Miko, I. 2009. -2014 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.

Relationships / properties:
The mesoscutellum is a scutellum.
The mesoscutellum is part of the alinotum. The mesoscutellum is part of the cuticle. The mesoscutellum is part of the mesoscutellar-axillar complex.

Figures
Oreiscelio
Tremex columba Linnaeus, 1763
Nixonia
Nixonia
Onycholyda luteicornis ; Onycholyda luteicornis
Encarsia formosa Gahan, 1924
Copyright ©Lars Krogmann
Opius dissitus Muesebeck

Label usage (sensu)
mesoscutellum by Snodgrass, R. E. 1935. Principles of insect morphology. McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York & London 667 pp.
scutellum by Gibson , G. A. P., J. D. Read , and R. Fairchild. 1998. Chalcid wasps (Chalcidoidea): illustrated glossary of positional and morphological terms ..
mesoscutellum by Miko, I. 2009. -2014 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.
scutellum by Curators, H. A. O. 2009. The Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology Curation Team. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.
mesoscutellum by Karlsson, D., and F. Ronquist. 2012. Skeletal Morphology of Opius dissitus and Biosteres carbonarius, with a Discussion of Terminology and Morphological Variation in Opiinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). PLoS ONE 7:1-38.
scutellum mesothoracale by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
scutellum by Kirby, W., and W. Spencer. 1828. An introduction to Entomology: or elements of the natural history of insects. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, London 732 pp.
mesoscutellum by Snodgrass, R. 1910. The thorax of the Hymenoptera. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 39:37-91.
Comments and tags
alternative definition added almost 9 years ago by Istvan Miko
Posteromedian, usually more or less teardrop or shield-like region of the mesonotum posterior to the transscutal articulation between the axillae.
  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 over 9 years ago by Istvan Miko
The middle region of the mesonotum posterior to the mesoscutum. In Apocrita, only the mesoscutellum is evident and is simply called the scutellum, whereas in Symphyta both the mesoscutellum and metascutellum are present.
  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.

alternative definition added about 7 years ago by Kelly Dew
The part of the mesonotum posterior to the scutoscutellar sulcus.
  Reference: Karlsson, D., and F. Ronquist. 2012. Skeletal Morphology of Opius dissitus and Biosteres carbonarius, with a Discussion of Terminology and Morphological Variation in Opiinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). PLoS ONE 7:1-38.
  Cross reference: None provided.


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