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Thorax


[R] Central part of the body of insects composed of three segments ( the pro-, meso- and metathorax), each typically bearing one pair of jointed legs and, on segment 2 and 3, one pair of wings in the adult.

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* Typical insect (adult) (INRA)
1: head (*) .
a: antenna; b: compound eye; c: mouthparts.
2: thorax.
e: fore leg (*) ; f: mid leg; g: hind leg; h: fore wing; i: hind wing.
3: abdomen.
j: abdominal tergites ; k: abdominal sternites; l: cerci; m: ovipositor (female).
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