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Pronotum


[R] Upper sclerite of the prothorax of adult Coleoptera (*) and bugs (Heteroptera) (*) , tightly enclosing the fore part of the body, the second and third thoracic segments visible ventrally only.

[R] Images

* Bugs (Heteroptera) (INRA)
Adulte.
a: hardened part of the forewing "hemi-elytra" (with 3 parts: embolium, corium and clavus); b: membranous part of the fore wing; c: hind wing (membranous); d: pronotum; e: scutellum.
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* Coleoptera (INRA)
Adult (exemple shown is Melolontha melolontha ).
a: maxillary palpus; b: antenna; c: pronotum; d: scutellum; e: elytra (fore wing); f: hind wing (membranous); g: abdominal tergites.
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