- n. Plural form of mouthpart.
“Ticks will wander on the body for 30-60 minutes before they insert their mouthparts and begin to feed.”
“Even when you're finally comfortable enough to examine and touch the tarantula, if it suddenly moves its mouthparts or waves one of its legs in the air, you might jump away out of fright.”
“They form swarms on herbaceous plants and using their straw-like mouthparts, pierce the plant stems and drink their fill.”
“Other" --- was sensitive to this issue, ready to put his money where his mouthparts were.”
“Use tweezers to grasp the tick as near to the mouthparts (and as close to the skin) as possible.”
“Even after several limbs have been damaged or ripped off, these tough insects keep coming back to dish out more punishment with their specialized mouthparts, hooked claws, and corrosive stomach contents.”
“But I think only butterflies have those twirly things for mouthparts...”
“Obviously, it has a pair of tentacles; no mouthparts have been preserved, but there are hints in the form of dark deposits between the tentacles, which may be all that's left of the mouthparts — and are in the right place for a cephalopod ancestor.”
“They were simply staring at the house, but it was the huge spider that most concerned Samuel, its mouthparts moving, dripping clear venom that turned the leaves black.”
“Raffel and his colleagues think that the infection is transmitted when one of these spores bursts open and releases its endospores onto the mouthparts of a feeding leech.”
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