mesonotum

Abbreviation: 
Mn
Variants: 
Pl. mesonota; Adj. mesonotal
Definition: 

The notum (tergum) of the mesothorax. In adult Diptera, comprised of the acrotergite, scutum (with prescutum) and scutellum. In mosquito pupae, comprised of the scutum and a postscutal area, the latter consisting of the usually ill-defined scutellum and mesopostnotum.

Synonyms: 
Adults: mesotergum, notal plate, notum, postnotum; pupae: dorsal plate, mesonotal plate.
General: 
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith