from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to a scutellum, in any sense.
  • The angle of a wing-cover adjoining the scutellum, or next to the opposite elytron if the scutellum is concealed.
  • The basal posterior angle of a wing.


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  • Dorso-central region: Diptera; bounded by two imaginary lines drawn from the scutellar bridges forward, and coinciding with a space free from bristles that exists on the outer side of the dorsal rows and is often occupied by a dorsal thoracic stripe.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith


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