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mouthpart

(mouth′pärt′)
n.
Any of the parts of the mouth of an insect or other arthropod, especially a part or an organ used for a specific way of feeding.

mouthpart

any of the paired appendages in arthropods that surround the mouth and are associated with feeding.
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Rasping mouthparts. Dermaptera (earwigs) Earwig Adult Dark brown to black, narrow long body with conspicuous pincers on rear.
In the analysis of the jumping spiders captured on the goldenrod clones, 17 of the 39 individuals (43.6%) examined contained pink dye about their mouthparts, highly suggestive of significant predation on the experimental M.
When a young spittlebug nymph finds a suitable host plant, it inserts its mouthparts and begins to draw sap.
The female also has a long mouthpart, called a proboscis, to pierce the victim's skin and suck blood.
Then there are the wekiu bug's soda-straw-shaped mouthparts. This design feature is also seen in the creature's closest cousins--bugs that pierce seeds and suck out the contents.
Their mouthparts are subterminally attached in adult and nymphal stages and not visible from dorsal view.
Should a portion of the mouthparts be left behind, a granuloma may result.
They lay their long mouthparts on the eyelid or the eyeball and sip.
They are wingless insects that are found in long grass and when an unsuspecting victim brushes by, they bury their mouthparts into the skin and suck blood until they are totally engorged.
He should then pull gently but firmly up and out to prevent the tick's mouthparts from breaking off and being left under the skin.
During bursts the ipsilateral antenna tapped on same side of female head and eye; the other antenna tapped on front of female head in some pairs, but contacted female only intermittently in others; male mouthparts tapped on female pronotum (or, when male was small, on her elytra) as male moved forward and backward.