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frons

 (frŏnz)
n. pl. fron·tes (frŏn′tēz)
The anterior part of the head of an insect, lying above the clypeus.

[Latin frōns, front-, forehead, front.]

frons

(frɒnz)
n, pl frontes (ˈfrɒntiːz)
(Zoology) an anterior cuticular plate on the head of some insects, in front of the clypeus
[C19: from Latin: forehead, brow, front]

frons

(frɒnz)

n., pl. fron•tes (ˈfrɒn tiz)
the upper front portion of the head, esp. of an insect.
[1855–60; < New Latin, Latin frōns forehead, front]
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In our study the body length was measured from the middle of the frons on the head to the end of the abdomen.
The specific epithet is selected because of the resemblance of the scales on the frons (head) of the moth to Mr.
Head somewhat transverse in dorsal view; frons with a small and acute tubercle in front of anterior ocellus; clypeus hemi-circular, twice wider than high medially and face 1.
Setae below and behind strong postocular row pale whitish or yellow and usually weak, except a few stronger setae can be found near the posteroventral corner of the eye; genal dilation and parafacial mostly tan to orange, with vestiture reddish to light brown; polished area larger on abdomen with rear half to one-third of T4, and all of T5 polished; male frons narrow, less than the width of fifth flagellomere, 0.
Secondary mediofrontal tubercles on anterior edge of frons separated by a distance less than the distance between them and the mediofrontal tubercles.
Head: Head broader than thorax; frons yellow covered with black hairs; black stripe present on front; antennae dark brown, three segments, 3rd segment longe, aristae thin unsegmented and dark brown; eyes bare, dark brown; occiput gray color, pale hairs on margin; vertex black , narrow and triangular, three occili shiny brown
in New York City, Marc Frons has been named senior vice president and global head of mobile platforms and deputy head of technology, a new role; most recently, he was senior vice president and chief information officer at The New York Times Co.
irrigatus, mention that the adults can be recognized by the frons without setae; antenna short, same length in both sexes, about 30 flagellomeres; antennal fossae separated by about width of pedicel; fore femur without clavate setae; ocular rim without setae; fore femoral sense hair as long as fore femur and mid femoral sense hair; mesonotum without blade-like setae; tibial spurs present; pretarsal claws large, longer than one-half length of distal tarsomere; pilula axillaris large; fore wing vein 2A runs in a fairly even curve toward 3A; posterior area of hind wing narrower than presectoral area, CuA bends to hind margin at or before origin of medial fork; anterior banksian line weakly developed; fore wing without dark brown stripe in mediocubital area.
Face, frons and vertex dull gold pruinose, mystax orange-yellow, ocellar macrosetae orange-brown.
Frons yellowish pruinose, except for two lateral brown "Y" shaped stripes.
Mark Frons, the company's chief information officer, warned New York Times employees the attack was perpetrated by the Syrian Electronic Army, which backs Assad, "or someone trying very hard to be them".
The specimen from Pernambuco (Figure 1) is entirely blackish, whereas the specimen from Paraiba (Figure 2), presents blackish coloration especially on frons, mesosoma and metasoma (Figure 2A-C).