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1. A slash in or a slender lobe of a leaf or petal.
2. The apex of the insect maxilla.

[Latin, fringe, hem.]
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n, pl laciniae (ləˈsɪnɪiː)
1. (Botany) botany one of a number of long narrow lobes forming a fringe on a petal or leaf
2. (Zoology) entomol a narrow inner lobe on the maxilla of an arthropod
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The females present maxillary lacinia with one longitudinal row of external teeth.
Las maxilas cuentan con lacinia y galea de tamano semejantes y palpos tetrasegmentados y pilosos.
Figure abbreviations: ac--acrotergite; as--antecostal suture (ridge); br--transverse row of placoid sensilla on epipharynx; c--claw; cs--campaniform sensillum; dst--distal epipharyengal sensilla; dmr--dorsomesal row of setae on lacinia; er--epipharyngeal rods; f--femur; gl--galea; l--lacinia; lp--labial palp(i); mp--mesal pair of labro--epipharyngeal setae; msr--mesal row of setae on lacinia; mxp--maxillary palp(i); p2--2nd pair of labro-epipharyngeal setae; pr--pretarsus; pls--placoid sensilla; prst--prostheca; s--sensorium (accessory sensory papillae); sbp--subproximal epipharyngeal sensilla; st--stipes; t--tibia; tr--trochanter.
Tour highlights u Spend a week soaking up some winter sun u A walking tour of ancient Pano Paphos u Enjoy a tour of the snow-capped Troodos Mountains u Divided Nicosia is a fascinating city - enjoy a full day tour u Discover typical inland village Lefkara eu, efficitur lacinia est.
Mandible incisors present, well developed, symmetrical, convex, and smooth; right lacinia mobilis absent; accessory setal row without distal tuft of setae; molar as a setose tongue, with small triturative surface; palp present, mid-anteriorly attached.
Vespidae are important for the biological control of defoliating Lepidoptera in agricultural and forest crops, including Chlosyne lacinia saundersii Doubleday & Hewitson, 1849 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) by Polistes versicolor Olivier, 1791 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) (Prezoto et al., 2006) and Diaphania nitidalis Stoll, 1781 (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in Cucurbitaceae by Polybia ignobillis Haliday, 1836 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) in Vigosa, Minas Gerais State (MGS), Brazil (Gonring et al., 2003).
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