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ventrite and sternite in Ciidae


Cited by Professor Cristiano lopez-Andrade:
What we see in Coleoptera are not exatly the mesosternum and metasternum. The sclerites that would originally be in those position, or most of them, are indeed invaginated and form part of the endoskeleton. What we do see are the fusion of preepisternum and katepisternum, forming the meso- and metaventrite, the latter being attached to each other in adults Myxophaga and Polyphaga. There is no “proventrite”, because the prosternum is the true anterior thoracic sternum. Read more