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any part of the mouth of an insect or other arthropod especially one adapted to a specific way of feeding

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2008) documented the morphology and distribution of sensilla present on larval antennae and mouthparts of Spodoptera exigua Hubner (Noctuidae).
Specialization of mouthparts plays a significant role in insect pest species, presumably to act as an internal/external feeder on the host.
Once aboard, it crawls along, seeking an unobtrusive patch of skin, then latches on with its front legs, cuts open the skin with its mouthparts and inserts a barbed feeding tube that makes removal challenging.
As insects have evolved and adapted to new food sources, their mouthparts have changed accordingly.
Abstract: The larvae of aphidophagous hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae: Syrphinae) have strongly sclerotized mouthparts that allow them to capture and eat their prey.
Moving from animal to animal, the contaminated mouthparts easily can spread infective agents.
Previous research has shown that DEET, the most common active ingredient in insect repellents, interacts with the mosquito's sense-of-smell (olfactory) receptors, located on its antennae and mouthparts.
The parasite, an elongate fly larva around two centimeters long, had undergone extreme changes over the course of evolution: The head is tiny in comparison to the body, tube-shaped with piercer-like mouthparts at the front.
Many beneficial insects are very small and don't have specialized mouthparts for accessing nectar from tubular flowers.
The profile of Litoria littlejohni contains three photographs of adult frogs, photographs of the lateral, dorsal and ventral surfaces of the tadpole, another of the tadpole's mouthparts, photographs of an egg cluster and a juvenile frog, and beautifully detailed technical drawings of the tadpole and its mouthparts.
Be careful not to twist or jerk, which can cause mouthparts to break off and remain in the skin, according to the U.
Like all giant silk moths, cecropia adults have no functioning mouthparts, so they don't eat.
encourages K-3 learners to make observations and comparisons of the mouthparts of animals (teeth and beaks for example) and the relationship of those structures to the types of food the animals eat.
Similarly insects with chewing mouthparts were more abundant in the Lawrence Garden as compared to other insects.