Mesoventrite process - pubescence

Locating mesoventrite process

The mesoventrite process is located between the mid legs (Fig. 1A).

Definition of 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 pubescence

  1. Pubescence absent or minimal, mesoventrite process without setae or with a few scattered setae.
  2. Evenly setose.
  3. Transverse row of setae at base (in a groove).
  4. Central cluster of stiff short setae surrounded by smooth glabrous margin of process.