[R] Posterior part of the body of insects; usually composed of 10 segments although fusion is common; contains the posterior part of the alimentary tract leading to the anus and the reproductive organs opening to the exterior; true legs never present but abdominal prolegs characteristic of lepidopterous and hymenopterous larvae; cerci sometimes occurring on the abdomen.
* Typical insect (adult) (INRA)
1: head (*) .
a: antenna; b: compound eye; c: mouthparts.
e: fore leg (*) ; f: mid leg; g: hind leg; h: fore wing; i: hind wing.
j: abdominal tergites ; k: abdominal sternites; l: cerci; m: ovipositor (female).
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