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]


  1. ^ Fischer, Wolf and Büschges. "The locust tegula: kinematic parameters and activity pattern during the wing stroke". Journal of Experimental Biology. Retrieved 2010-08-31.