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propodeum, propodeal

Ant Worker Morphology--alitrunk and petiole
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (P)
No Taxon propodeum, propodeal
Explanation of Names
Greek pro before + podeon neck (1).
Identification
The last segment of the thorax in Hymenoptera. Anatomically it is part of the abdomen.
In Apocrita, the first tergum of the abdomen, widely and immovably fused with the metanotum and with each metapleuron of the thorax, and usually narrowly and flexibly joined to the rest of the abdomen. Hymenoptera Tree of Life Glossary.


Print References
Gordh and Headrick, p. 738 (1)
Internet References
Wikipedia--Propodeum
Works Cited
1.A Dictionary of Entomology
George Gordh, David H. Headrick. 2003. CABI Publishing.