Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Mystax

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_4766

A patch of hair or bristles located above the mouth, especially in robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae). In robber flies it is also called a mouth beard.

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