Scutel see scutellum

scutellar angle (ARTHRO: Insecta) The expanded wing angle of the elytra adjacent to the scutellum.

scutellar bridge (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Diptera, a ridge on both sides of the scutellum connecting with the scutum.

scutellar bristles (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Diptera, bristles along the posterior margin of the scutellum.

scutellate a. [L. dim. scutum, shield] Divided into small platelike areas.

scutellum n.; pl. scutella [L. dim. scutum, shield] 1. (ARTHRO: Insecta) a. A sclerotic subdivision of the thoracic notum. b. In Coleoptera, Hemiptera, and Homoptera, the scutellum

(mesoscutellum); large and usually triangular or subtrian-gular. c. In Diptera, a posterior rounded or triangular lobe. 2. (NEMATA: Secernentea) One of a pair of large caudal chemosensory organs opening in the lateral fields in some species of the Hoplolaiminae.

scutiform a. [L. scutum, shield; forma, shape] In the shape of a shield; peltate.

scutigerous a. [L. scutum, shield; gerere, to bear] Having a shield-like structure.

scutoscutellar suture (ARTHRO: Insecta) The sulcus dividing the mesonotum into the scutum and scutellum; V of V-shaped sulcus with arms diverging posteriorly.

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