Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua


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5th sterniteThe 5th ventral plate of the 5th abdominal segment, generally square but often highly modified in male tachinids


AbdomenThe posterior major section of invertebrates
Abdominal Discal SetaeCentral setae on abdominal tergites in front of marginal setae.
Abdominal TergitesDorsal abdominal segments
AnatergiteA tergite (plate) of the mesothorax (middle thorax) between the scutellum and the halter located under the calypter in tachinidae
Antenna3 segmented in tachinidae bearing a 3 segmented arista
Antennal GroovesPaired grooves on the face often separated by a carina (facial carina)
Apical Scutellar Bristles/HairsA pair of seate or hair situated at the apex of the scutellum
Arista3 segmented hair like structure arising from the postpedicel
AristomereA segment of the arista (3 segments)


Bm-CuBasal medial-cubital cross vein


CalyptraUpper and lower calyptra are lobes at the posterior base of the wing
Costal BristlesBristles along the anterior margin of the wing situated on the costal vein
Cs3Coastal section 3 on the anterior wing margin
CuA1Cubital wing vein.


DmDiscal medial wing cell
Dm-CuDiscal medial-cubital cross vein


EyeVisual sensory organ at the lateral surface of the head


Face Or Facial PlateThe area defined dorsally by the antennal sockets, ventrally by the lower facial margin and laterally by the facial ridge
Facial CarinaLongitudinal keel separating the antennal grooves
Facial RidgeSmall sclerotized longitudinal plate located lateral of the face
FemurSubbasal segment of the leg


GenaCheeks, below the eye


HeadFirst major section of the invertebrate body, usually bearing the eyes and antennae


KatepisternumMore or less triangular plate situated between front and middle coxa


MMedia – third longitudinal wing vein
Marginal SetaeSetae situated at the posterior margin of abdominal tergites
MidfemurThe femur of the middle leg


Outer Fronto-Orbital BristlesBristles located dorsally between the eye and the inner fronto-orbital bristles


Palpus (Palpi)Structure of the maxilla situated at the base of the proboscis
ParafacialArea between the eye and the facial plate
Pedicel2nd antennal segment after the scape
Peristomal BristlesBristles or setae along the vibrissal angle usually much smaller than the vibrissae
PetiolePetiole is the stem-like extension arising from the wing cell r4+5
Post Pedicel3rd antennal segment following from the pedicel
PosteroventralPosterior and ventral of .....
Postmetacoxal AreaThe area between the hind coxae, ventrally of the abdominal attachment, this area maybe sclerotized or membranous
Presutural Intra-Alar SetaThe intra alar setae that are located posterior of the dorsal suture of the thorax
ProboscisThe mouthparts
Prosternal MembraneMembrane on either side of the sclerotized prosternum
ProsternumVentral sclerotized plate between the front coxae


R-MRadial-medial cross vein
R1Wing vein
R2-3Radial wing cells
R4-5Radial wing cells


ScutellumThe posterior part of the mesothorax
Seta (Setae)
Stem VeinBasal section of the radius vein r1
Subcoastal JointWhere the subcosta sc joins the costa between cs1 and cs2 at the anterior wing margin.
Subcranial Cavity= oral cavity, the opening on the ventral aspect of the head, incorporating the mouthparts
SubscutellumConvex, cushion-like located posteroventrally of the scutellum. a defining characteristic of tachinidae


TarsusThe distal segment of the leg divided into 5 segments (tarsomeres)
TergiteThe dorsal plate of each abdominal segment
ThoraxThe middle section of an insects body
TibiaThe middle section of the leg between femur and tarsus


VertexThe upper part of the head
VibrissaeOne or rarely more outstanding, forward and inclinate directed bristles at the foremost point of the vibrissal angle
Vibrissal AngleVentral part continuing from the facial ridge