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Synonyms for thorax

the middle region of the body of an arthropod between the head and the abdomen

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part of an insect's body that bears the wings and legs

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When the body parts were analyzed separately, the females' and males' iron concentrations found were 224 and 114 ppm in the heads, 73 and 42 ppm in the thoraxes, 25 and 52 ppm in the abdomens, and 81 and 63 ppm in the wings, respectively.
Figure 2, which shows the interaction of body parts and species, shows that: 1) on average, swallowtails have higher iron concentrations than monarchs; 2) on average, there are higher iron concentrations in butterfly heads than in the other three body parts; and 3) swallowtails have higher iron concentrations in their heads and wings than monarchs, while iron levels in thoraxes and abdomens are similar in the two species.