Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Metanotum

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_4575

The upper surface of the third or posterior segment of the thorax (metathorax). In Diptera, it is the oval arched section behind the scutellum.

 Thorax of Hexapods

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