hypognathous


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hypognathous

(haɪˈpɒɡnəθəs)
adj
1. (Zoology) having a lower jaw that protrudes beyond the upper jaw
2. (Zoology) (of insects) having downturned mouthparts
hyˈpognathism n
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Adj.1.hypognathous - having a projecting lower jaw
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Head is hypognathous. Maxillary palps are longer than the labial palps, two elongate segments of one palp preserved; three labial palp segments preserved (as well as another unidentified palp with twosegments), attachedtothe haustellum.
This species of Dodecacius is immediately recognized by its pectinate antenna with 12 antennomeres with short rami on a hypognathous head, and slender legs with filiform tarsi.