Postscutellum vs Scutellum - What's the difference?

postscutellum | scutellum |


As nouns the difference between postscutellum and scutellum

is that postscutellum is (zoology) the hindmost dorsal piece of a thoracic somite of an insect; the plate behind the scutellum while scutellum is any of several shield-shaped structures in insects, grasses etc.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

postscutellum

English

Noun

(postscutella)
  • (zoology) The hindmost dorsal piece of a thoracic somite of an insect; the plate behind the scutellum.
  • scutellum

    English

    Noun

    (scutella)
  • Any of several shield-shaped structures in insects, grasses etc
  • # (lichenology) A rounded apothecium having an elevated rim formed of the proper thallus, the fructification of certain lichens.
  • # (zoology) The third of the four pieces forming the upper part of a thoracic segment of an insect. It follows the scutum, and is followed by the small postscutellum.
  • # (zoology) One of the transverse scales on the tarsi and toes of birds.