Thorax oblong-ovate with the metathorax truncate; the wings fusco-hyaline, the stigma large and black.
"And metathorax," chimed in the frump, her head close to his.
Thorax: the scutellum prominent, forming a rounded tubercle, the metathorax elongate and oblique.
Prothoracic segment a little longer than the mesothorax which, in turn, slightly exceeds the metathorax.
The prothorax smooth and shining, the meso- and metathorax transversely striated.
The ventral part of this segment is dovetailed into the ventral part of the metathorax and appears to be part of it.
The metathorax bears the hind pair of wings and the third pair of legs.
The abdomen articulates with the metathorax by the full width of the broad first abdominal segment.
Thorax rounded anteriorly, compressed behind, with the metathorax abruptly truncate.
In the Neuroptera there is no material or striking difference between the parts of the mesothorax and metathorax.