Maxillae


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Maxillae

 

in myriopods and insects, the second pair of jaws; in crustaceans, the second and third pairs.

In the chewing insects, the maxillae are used to tear apart and puncture the prey or grind the food; in the sucking insects (for example, butterflies), they form the tongue. In myriopods and insects, the maxillae are modified extremities of the fifth head segment, and in crustaceans, of the fifth and sixth head segments.

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4F); and lyra-shaped setae on maxillae arranged like narrow, long combs (Fig.
Maxillae with many setae arranged like combs prolaterally; lowest row long paddle-shaped, bacilliform-shaped, or lance-shaped; with ca 416 cuspules ventrally.
Labium, maxillae and sternum like those of male, labium with ca 1032 cuspules, maxillae with ca 490 cuspules ventrally.
We transferred Plesiophrictus guangxiensis Yin & Tan 2000 herein to genus Chilobrachys according to the horizontal spines of the maxillae and the setae of the cheliceral stridulating organ as mentioned in Chen et al.
Maxillae with many setae arranged as a comb prolaterally; the lowest row longest with paddle-shaped, bacilliform-shaped, or lance-shaped setae (Fig.
On the maxillae, the cluster of short shafted bacilli is large and oval and is clustered several rows deep (Fig.
Maxillae with bacilliform setae arranged like combs prolaterally.
Small area of stridulating organ on prolateral maxillae (Fig.
Maxillae with row of 5 setae growing in length arranged like a comb prolaterally (Fig.
Few lyra setae in maxillae occupying a small area, setae similar in size (Fig.
Many lyra setae in maxillae occupying a large area, lowest setae biggest (Fig.
arndsti (Schmidt & von Wirth 1991) in having lyra setae in chelicerae and maxillae, but differs in the shape of the palpal organ (Fig.