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There are 2 names in this directory beginning with the letter L.
labium
The labium is the most posterior of the insect's mouthparts. Its sclerites are fused along the midline to form a back lip. A pair of labial palps are sensory in function.

labrum
The labrum is the most anterior of the insect's mouthparts. It is a flat sclerite that serves as a front lip.