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tegula, tegulae

Tegula - Augochloropsis metallica - male green bee - agapostemon? - Agapostemon texanus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (T)
No Taxon tegula, tegulae
Explanation of Names
From Latin tegula, a tile.
tegula noun, plural tegulae - front-most independent sclerite on the top of the thorax at the base of the wing. The "shield" where the wings meet the thorax (see discussion here).
The usually oval, small shield like structure carried at the extreme base of the wing where it attaches to the body San Francisco State University
Print References
Gordh, p. 910 (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A Dictionary of Entomology
George Gordh, David H. Headrick. 2003. CABI Publishing.