- the dorsal sclerite of an abdominal segment of an insect.
Origin of tergite
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Thorax much shorter than the head and than the first tergite.Handbook of Medical Entomology
William Albert Riley
Propygidium: the dorsal segment or tergite in front of the pygidilini, sometimes left exposed in Coleoptera.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The tergite which covers the dorsal part of the first abdominal segment nearest to the thorax is, however, always present.The Flea
A series of paired longitudinal dorsal muscles passing from tergite to tergite of each successive segment.
A pair of dorso-ventral muscles passing from tergite to sternite in each segment.