Thorax elongate, narrowest in the middle, the prothorax forming a neck anteriorly; legs elongate and very slender.
These mailed ones hardly give the sting a chance, save behind the prothorax, the point at which the lancet is actually directed.
The prothorax is wider than the head, but is narrower in front than at the base and is slightly rounded at the sides.
There is a small blunt spine or process projecting from the ventral aspect of the prothorax.
All the segments, excepting the last three, were stung from front to back, beginning with the prothorax.
Of the three segments of the thoracic region of the body, the most anterior one is called the prothorax.
Though usually so striking a feature in this tribe, in the aquatic bugs (Gerris &c.) it is covered by the prothorax.
When it is not so covered, but is equally conspicuous with the prothorax, or even more so.
Various and singular are the appendages with which the prothorax of numerous insects is furnished.
As in the true Mantis, the prothorax of these insects is greatly elongated and the first pair of legs are fitted for grasping.