from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of the parts of the mouth of an insect or other arthropod, especially a part or an organ adapted to a specific way of feeding.
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- n. An appendage-like structure on the outside of an insect's or other arthropod's mouth, serving to manipulate and masticate food.
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- n. any part of the mouth of an insect or other arthropod especially one adapted to a specific way of feeding
The new needle has an inner diameter of around 25 microns and an external diameter of 60 microns, which is about the same size as a mosquito's mouthpart.
Furthermore, the gut contents, wing structures, and mouthpart morphologies of fossilized beetles and flies suggest that they acted as early pollinators.
The supposed “mystery” here is that a 1993 paper by Labandeira and Sepkoski showed that “by the middle Jurassic the earliest commonly accepted date for the origin of Angiosperms 65% (low estimate) to 88% (high estimate) of all modern insect mouthpart classes were present”.
Note here: what was present before Angiosperms was the basic conformation of the mouthpart classes, not the actual highly adapted, specialized apparatuses that are often currently found in existing species.
We review and analyse studies on morphological trait complementarity (e.g. floral tube length versus insect mouthpart length) at the population and species level.
The mouthpart is adapted to pierce the skin of human and animals, since the flea is a external parasite.
She uses a mouthpart hook, an over-the-shoulder throw, and off she goes with the passive nest mate curled on her back in an ant version of the fetal position.
So most species of hemiptera are sap from food by using their sucking mouthpart.
When the flea cuts the skin of animals of human, it uses laciniae which is attached to the flea's mouthpart.
The Pak’shree, by contrast, could speak Federation Standard by means of an electronic vocoder that transformed her movements and mouthpart stridulations into humanoid-intelligible speech.
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