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mx id: 8281 | OBO id: HAO:0001269 | URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0001269
Defined (both definition and relationships must be met)
The sclerite that is connected anteriorly with the mesopectus, dorsally with the metanotum and posteriorly with the abdominal tergum 1.
written by: Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.

Relationships / properties:
The metapectus is a sclerite.
The metapectus is part of the cuticle. The metapectus is part of the metathorax.

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 almost 12 years ago by Istvan Miko
The metapectus is an independent sclerite in most non-apocritan Hymenoptera.
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