Posted by jorgemotalmeida on 27-09-2007 14:16
Abbreviations for the thorax
--- not sure specially for intra-alar and scutellum --- I will update this throughout the day.
is the plural form, seta
is the singular form.
(s) seta(e) = ac
seta(e). Or Ac
(s) seta(e) = dc
seta(e). Or Dc
(s) seta(e) = ia
seta(e) not intralar
or Intra alar
(s) seta(e) = post sut dc
(s) seta(e) = pre sut dc
) = hair like elements (without alveolus
) -- erroneously called HAIRS
. The hairs are a feature strictly of mammals.
) = bristle
. (plural: BRISTLES
). It has always
. Very strong macrotrichia
. TAKE A LOOK at the second photo - Calliphora vomitoria
(see above), it shows very clearly an alveolus in the base of the presutural dorsocentral seta/bristle at our right. It lost the bristle, indeed. See the photos of Mycetophilidae in gallery to find the spurs on tibia.
) = bristle
The leg is composed by COXA
). This reflects the order of a leg since the thorax
1 = f1
-- the anterior femur (the first one that appears after the head) / Femur
3 = f3
-- the posterior femur (the first one that appears before the genitalia).
1 = t1
-- the same as femur
1 = ta1
-- the first segment of the tarsomere
after the tibia. There are 5 segments in tarsus (tarsomeres
). The first is called metatarsus
; the last one is distitarsus
Tarsus have five segments, the so-called, tarsomeres (going outward from tibia to the extremity of the leg). The distitarsus
has sclerite bearing 2 claws.
Edited by jorgemotalmeida on 28-09-2007 10:24