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frons

Diagram of an insect - side view of head Tiger Beetle Head for Guide Page
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (F)
No Taxon frons
Pronunciation
fronz
Explanation of Names
From Latin frons, frontis, the forehead.
Identification
frons noun - The front, forehead, or brow; that portion of the head between the posterior margin of the clypeus between the eyes, to where the head commences to be flattened out.
[Note: In Diptera, the frons refers to the area between the eyes and above the attachment of the antennae, extending up to the vertex (= flattened portion at top of head). The area between the attachment of the antennae and the clypeal suture is called the face. (1) ]
See Also
frons
Works Cited
1.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 1
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1981. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.