antepronotum
n. [L. ante, before; Gr. pro, before; notos, back]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
In Diptera, the anterior division of the pronotum.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • patagium — n.; pl. patagia [L. patagium, border] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) 1. In Lepidoptera, a pair of articulated, thin, lobelike erectile expansions (overlapping plates) of the prothorax. 2. For Culicidae, see antepronotum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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