Tegula (insect anatomy)

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The tegula is labeled f on this chalcid. Click for an uncropped version.

A tegula is a small sclerite situated above the base of the costal vein in the wings of various insects such as Orthoptera, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, and Auchenorrhyncha, and attached to the antero-lateral portion of the mesonotum.[1]