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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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However, very few studies are available that compare the sensory structures and sensory genes present on the mouthparts among the larvae of lepidopteran crop pests.
Adults possess mandibles and other mouthparts at the end of the rostrum, which is used for feeding and preparing holes.
Dickens and postdoctoral research associate Jackson Sparks are working to distinguish other receptors located on the mouthparts and legs of mosquitoes and determine their molecular genetic functions.
52%, chewing 1% chewing and lapping, 18% piercing and sucking, 6% sponging and 23% siphoning types of mouthparts were found among the collected insect species (Fig.
Ticks penetrate the skin of their host with their mouthparts and bury their head under the skin to feed on blood.
Mouthparts (labrum, mandibles and maxillae) distinctly elongate (Fig.
C reinforced mouthparts that allow ants to eat more D armored plates that cover an ant's body
Many of the fish living in the river exhibit special adaptations to help them survive; the elephantfish, so-called because of its unusual extended mouthparts, uses an electric field to build up a picture of its surroundings in the low-visibility waters, while lungfish, which are able to survive in low- oxygen environments, wait out the dry season by burrowing into the riverbed and breathing air.
From the view of bionic, imitating the structure of insect's sucking mouthparts to create a bionic needle.