Definitions for "Pronotum"
The dorsal plate of the prothorax in insects. See Illust. of Coleoptera.
Dorsal plate on first thoracic segment behind the head of an insect ( loc. cit.).
Dorsal sclerite of the prothorax, which overlaps the sides of the thorax so as to be upside-down U-like; the pronotum usually is more or less loosely articulated with the mesothorax (see also lateral panel of the pronotum). [drawing][drawing
Keywords:  ladybug, behind, hide, head, insect
part of a ladybug's body, located just behind the head, that helps hide and protect the head
The region of an insectâ€(tm)s body immediately behind the head.