pleural suture 1. (ARTHRO: Crustacea) The line of separation of carapace in molting. 2. (ARTHRO: Insecta) A suture on a thoracic pleuron extending from the base of the wing to the base of the coxa, separating the episternum and epimeron; referred to as pro-, meso-, or metapleural ridge.
pleural wing process (ARTHRO: Insecta) 1. The dorsal margin of the pleural ridge that articulates with the second axillary sclerite in the wing base. 2. In Culicidae mesothorax, located posterior to the basalare at the apex of the posterior mesanepisterum; in the metathorax, behind the basalare at the apex of the metepisternum.
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