Show and Tell

© Lorraine A. Cook

Show and Tell

Jeff W. Robinson level-deluxe 9/22/2012 6:06:58 AM

Excellent capture Lorraine - I hope you are better soon! #1487743

Joy Rector level-deluxe 9/22/2012 8:47:27 AM

beautiful shot #10332950

John Connolly level-deluxe 9/22/2012 2:29:27 PM

Excellent information and capture Lorraine! It is good to see you are well enough to tackle BP again! #10333335

Tammy Espino 9/24/2012 6:13:33 PM

Excellent capture!! Feel better! #10338408

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Description

In wasps, bees and ants the 'metasoma' consists of the second abdominal segment (which typically forms a petiole) and those segments posterior to it, and is often called the gaster rather than referring to it as the "abdomen". In these insects, the first abdominal segment is called the propodeum and is fused to the thorax. The 'metasoma' is armoured with chitinous plates on the upper surface by the tergites and on the lower surface by the sternites.

Lots of anatomical words for your weekend<:))

Waiting for Direct TV...our 'dish' is defective.

Still dealing with post surgery 'issues'...

Enjoy Your Day!<:))

Uploaded on 9/22/2012 4:31:28 AM

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