Pleuron (insect anatomy)

The pleuron (pl. pleura, from Greek side, rib) is a lateral sclerite of thoracic segment of an insect between the tergum and the sternum.[1] The terms pro-, meso- and metapleuron are used respectively for the pleura of the first, second and third thoracic segments.


  1. Zombori, L.; Henrik Steinmann (1999). Dictionary of insect morphology, Volume 4 (Handbuch der Zoologie. Teilband 34). Walter de Gruyter. p. 177. ISBN 978-3-11-014898-5. Retrieved 2010-04-02.

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