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Beetle Thorax

Beetle Thorax
Sand Springs, Osage County, Oklahoma, USA
October 1, 2007
Size: 3/8"
Are those two little things inside part of what held the exoskeleton to the innards ?

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Moved from thorax, thoracic.

No - these are muscular attachment points
I don´t recall the scientific expression for them.
Such processes are important for the action of the musculature working coxae and femora, and for head movements.

The image might be worth storing in the Insecta section.

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