Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3803

A modification of the gut in sap-feeding insects that allows much of the water and some of the excess carbohydrate ingested by the insect to bypass the midgut, resulting in production of honeydew.

 Alimentary Canal and Digestion

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