The tergite of the prothorax (pronotum) is prominent in all beetles, reaching back to the bases of the elytra and forming a substantial shield for the front part of the body.
The external part of the lateral field subsequently 14 grows up, and by coalescence with its fellow forms the t6 tergite or dorsal part of the segment.
Md, Muscle from tergite of genital somite to entosternum (same as dpm in fig.
Between the bases of the sixth pair cf limbs and behind the prosomatic carapace is seen the tergite of the small prae-genital somite.
5, Tergite of the fifth opisthosomatic somite.
I, Tergite of the genital or first opisthosomatic somite.
10, Tergite of the tenth somite of the opisthosoma.
Prae-gen, Tergite of the prae11, The minute eleventh somite; genital somite.
In those insects in which a median terminal appendage exists between the two cerci this is considered to be a prolongation of the eleventh tergite.