Mouth parts of insects

Mouth parts of insects

  Mouth part Function
1 Maxilla Cutting of food material
2 Mandible Crushing of food material
3 Labium Acts as lower lip, prevents the food from coming out of the mouth
4 Labrum Acts as upper lip, prevents the food from coming out of the mouth
5 Hypopharynx Acts as tongue and mixes the food inside mouth.
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