Scutellar bridge: in Diptera, a small ridge on either side of the scutellum, connecting it with the mesonotum.
The bristles which are most distorted are those upon the scutellum, where they are sometimes curled together into balls.
Scutell′iform, scutellate; Scutellig′erous, provided with a scutellum; Scutelliplan′tar, having the back of the tarsus scutellate.
There lies a connecting part between the germ and its food, the scutellum.
Bugs should be pinned through the scutellum, as the small triangular piece between the elytra is called.
It is usually less elevated than the scutellum; in Necrophorus, and some other beetles, however, the latter is most depressed.
Thorax: the scutellum prominent, forming a rounded tubercle, the metathorax elongate and oblique.
Thorax anticus valde productus et attenuatus; scutellum bispinosum; metathorax magnus, declivis.
In some grasses there is a small scale-like appendage opposite the scutellum, the epiblast.
Thorax much produced and attenuated in front; scutellum armed with two spines; metathorax slanting, well developed.