What is the epipleurite? A contribution to the subcoxal theory as applied to the insect abdomen

  title={What is the epipleurite? A contribution to the subcoxal theory as applied to the insect abdomen},
  author={T. Deuve},
  journal={Annales de la Soci{\'e}t{\'e} entomologique de France (N.S.)},
  pages={1 - 26}
  • T. Deuve
  • Published 2018
  • Biology
  • Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.)
Summary The epipleurites were originally described by Hopkins in 1909 on the imago and larva of a beetle. Then this term was widely used in insect morphology, mainly for larvae, to designate certain sclerites of the pleural region. They have recently been interpreted as tergopleural (i.e. pleural but not strictly appendicular) by Deuve in 2001, but a study of embryonic development by Kobayashi et al. in 2013 has shown that they are instead eupleural (i.e. appendicular) and correspond to a… Expand
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