Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Galea (pl. galeae)

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1020
The outer region of the maxilla, often a lobe (Fig. 3), and sometimes highly modified (Fig. 4) for feeding in Diptera, Lepidoptera and Hymenoptera. It forms the elongate, coiled proboscis in Lepidoptera.
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