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Diagram of an insect - front view of head Diagram of an insect - side view of head Head Anatomy Diagram of an insect Parts of a Caterpillar
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (H)
No Taxon head
Identification
head noun - the first (anterior) division of an insect body. Important structures include the compound eyes, ocelli, mouthparts, and antennae. Regions of the head include the vertex, occiput, frons, and gena. The head connects to the thorax via the "neck" (collum).
See Also
Divisons of the insect body:
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Print References
Gordh, A Dictionary of Entomology, p. 430 (1)
Works Cited
1.A Dictionary of Entomology
George Gordh, David H. Headrick. 2003. CABI Publishing.