Definition of Prescutum

1. n. The first of the four pieces composing the dorsal part, or tergum, of a thoracic segment of an insect. It is usually small and inconspicuous.



Definition of Prescutum

1. Noun. (zoology) The first of the four pieces composing the dorsal part, or tergum, of a thoracic segment of an insect. ¹

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Definition of Prescutum

1. in insects, a plate in front of the scutum [n PRESCUTA]

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Literary usage of Prescutum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1921)
"Meso- and metathorax with three dorsal areas, prescutum, scutum and scutellum. First abdominal segment with two dorsal areas, ..."

2. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington by Entomological Society of Washington (1914)
"prescutum defined by ... but may be distinguished from that species by the sculpture of the prescutum. the antenna; 9.5 mm. Anterior margin of the clypeus ..."

3. Legislative Document by New York (State). Legislature (1920)
"prescutum with the anterior lateral angles of the lateral stripes and the ends of the V-shaped suture deep velvety black; pleura with faint reddish markings ..."

4. Report of the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University by Cornell University, New York State College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station (1920)
"prescutum with the anterior lateral angles of the lateral stripes and the ends of ... Lateral stripes on prescutum curved laterad at their anterior ends. ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1909)
"A more reasonable position would seem to be that the infolding for the attachment of intersegmental muscles marks the posterior boundary of the prescutum ..."

6. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"It has been commonly held, since the days of Audouin, that the tergum of each thoracic segment is composed typically of four sclerites, the prescutum, ..."

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