Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Mandible

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1699

One of the pair of jaws in insects, attached to the head. The mandibles of insects with biting and chewing mouthparts usually are stout and tooth-like in appearance. Mouthparts of Hexapods.

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