KWIK-KEY

(for immature or wingless adult insects)

Answer for Your Specimen:

The head capsule is best described as:

1. Complete, with well-developed cephalic lobes and prominent, mandibulate mouthparts

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2. Reduced in size, often flat or pointed; mouthparts may be covered or concealed

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3. Absent – it is often difficult to tell anterior from posterior

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