Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Metathorax

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_4580

The third segment of the thorax, bearing the third pair of legs and (if present) the second pair of wings.

 Thorax of Hexapods

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