Episternal lateral see preepisternum

episternal paraptera (ARTHRO: Insecta) One or two anterior basalar sclerites in front of the pleural process in the mem brane at the base of the wings; indistinctly separated from the episternum.

episternal suture (ARTHRO: Insecta) The anterior part of the sternopleural suture.

episternum n.; pl. episterna [Gr. epi, upon; sternon, chest] 1. (ARTHRO: Crustacea) In Decapoda, the posterolateral projection of various sterna. 2. (ARTHRO: Insecta) The area of a thoracic pleuron anterior to the pleural suture. epis-ternal a.

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