ocular sclerites

ocular sclerites
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
1. In some Pseudococcidae, well developed sclerites extending completely around each side, each bearing a row of 7 simple eyes near anterior margin, plus a single lateral ocellus on each side behind the mid-lateral member of the anterior row.
2. An annular sclerite surrounding the compound eyes.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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