Mesoventrite process - colour

Locating mesoventrite process

The mesoventrite process is located on the ventral surface, between the midlegs (Fig. 1A).

Defining the mesoventrite process

The mesoventrite process is the anterior swelling or projection of the mesoventrite between the mid legs (Fig. 1B). The base of the mesoventrite process is usually defined by a suture, which is the junction of the mesoventrite and metaventrite, but if the suture is absent, the base of process is defined as the narrowest point between the mid legs.

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Mesoventrite process colour

  1. Almost entirely pale: the mesoventrite process is more than 90% pale. In most pale species the colour is orange or yellowish-brown (Fig. 2A).
  2. Mostly dark: the process entirely dark or only partially pale (Fig. 2B).