Mechanics of Food Handling by Chewing Insects

  • R. F. Chapman


Food handling in chewing insects consists of two separate functions: cutting the food into fragments that can be ingested, and passing these fragments back into the foregut. The processes of prey capture in predaceous insects or manipulation of the food prior to feeding in phytophagous insects are not considered here.


Head Capsule Carabid Beetle Food Handling Labial Palp Mandibular Movement 
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