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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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Ptecticus australis group: Upper frons, median occipital sclerites and vertex black; wings hyaline with darkened apex; scutum uniformly yellow, sometimes with a metallic shine, rarely black and metallic blue; vein R2+3 nearly twice as long as Rs, parallel to R1 and radial triangle (r2+3) thus virtually replaced by long and narrow, distally opened cell, cross vein M-Cu usually indistinct; M3 straight, parallel to M2 and postcubitus (CuP) unpigmented, hyaline, often indistinct.
The sel best of tra decent ea making t frons selection is not the appers but has arly and is capable of the first bend in nt before quickly setting sail for home.
Mandibles concolorous with frons. Anterior pronotal margin yellowish brown, remainder yellowish.
Frons slightly oblique; frontal ridge with straight sides along whole length, slightly produced forward between the antennae.
The specific epithet is selected because of the resemblance of the scales on the frons (head) of the moth to Mr.
This species is distinctive with the adults having the frons with a marked declivity curving around the compound eye margin; an evenly convex frons lacking longitudinal carinae; the frontal margin polished and arcuate, without "nasale" extension anterad of antennal insertions; and the prosternal process with two strong carinae and sulcus each side.
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, 0.04 (0.03-0.05) of head width, at narrowest; female frons 0.25 (0.24-0.28) [36]
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., jobs he held for three years and nine years, until June, respectively.
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.