epicranium


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epicranium

[¦ep·ə′krā·nē·əm]
(invertebrate zoology)
The dorsal wall of an insect head.
(vertebrate zoology)
The structures covering the cranium in vertebrates.
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12, but rostrum hardly shorter; interspace between eye and posteroventral corner of epicranium (situated behind hind part of subgena) distinctly shorter than fore femur (ratio 1.2).
Head capsule 3.0 mm wide; color varies between black, black with pale brown, and pale greenish-creamy white (greenish color turned darker as larva matured); toothed horns bright yellow; approximately 12 conical protuberances on mid-dorsal to lateral area and protuberances on dorsal epicranium bright yellow to creamish-yellow.