Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Grooming

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1199

Cleaning of the body using the mouthparts or legs. In solitary insects, it is a self-cleaning process, but in social insects individuals groom one another.

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