clypeus


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clypeus

(klĭp′ē-əs)
n. pl. clyp·ei (-ē-ī′)
A shieldlike plate on the front of the head of an insect.

clyp′e·al (-ē-əl) adj.

clypeus

the cuticular plate on the head of an insect above the LABIUM.
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anostostoma has longer and more downcurved clypeus hornlets (length greater than diameter of eye), cerci without dorsal spinule, its subgenital plate has a v-shaped emargination, and the distance between the styli is barely greater than half their length.
Color predominantly dark reddish-brown, darker on face and mesoscutum, yellowish to light reddish-brown on clypeus distally, labrum, anterior surface of scape, mandible, legs, and sterna.
Coloration: Head: face orange ochre, clypeus orange ochre, mandibles orange ochre with apex red ferrugineous, labial and maxilar palps yellow ochre; vertex and frons black centrally, with margins ochre; occiput black; ocelli brown; gena dorsally black, ventrally ochre; scape ventrally brown with margin yellow pedicel ventrally yellow; flagellomeres 1-8 dark brown, flagellomere 9 mostly light brown, flagellomeres 10-20 light brown, flagellomeres 21+ dark brown.
In Cyprus Clypeus was hauled out again and rested for five years while Peter took another job in burgeoning, exciting, Shanghai.
A cladistic analysis run without the character "female clypeus with wavy hairs for pollen uptake" (character number 6 in Appendix 1) to prevent circularity resulted in no change in the topology of the most parsimonious trees [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 7 OMITTED].
Clypeus brownish yellow, labrum and palpi yellowish, mandible yellow but its middle tooth yellowish brown.
Clypeus bifurcate, bearing a pair (1+1) of pointed process to each side; male abdominal segment VII bearing small, acuminate tufts of dark hairs laterally on each side; length 11.