pleuron

[ploor-on]
noun, plural pleura [ploor-uh] . Entomology.
the lateral plate or plates of a thoracic segment of an insect.

Origin:
1700–10; < Greek pleurón rib, (plural) side

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pleuron (ˈplʊərɒn)
 
n , pl pleura
the part of the cuticle of arthropods that covers the lateral surface of a body segment
 
[C18: from Greek: side]

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It is one of the species with the thoracic pleuron largely brown and with the abdomen partially brown.
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