axillary sclerites


axillary sclerites
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Small plates between the notum and base of the wing, functioning in wing-flexing; sometimes called ossicles or pteralia.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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