Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Mandibular Glands

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1700

Paired glands that open near the base of the mandible, these glands have evolved varied functions. They may produce saliva, pheromones, defensive secretions, and have antimicrobial activity.

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