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mx id: 500 | OBO id: HAO:0000513 | URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0000513
maxilla synonyms: first maxilla, maxilla prima
Defined (both definition and relationships must be met)
Definition:
The appendage that is encircled by the area that is proximally delimited by the hypostoma posteriorly, the median margin of the mandible laterally, the labrum anterolaterally and the labium medially.
written by: Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.

Relationships / properties:
The maxilla is a anatomical cluster. The maxilla is a appendage.
The maxilla is part of the labiomaxillary complex. The maxilla is part of the multi-cellular organism.

Figures
Apis mellifera

Label usage (sensu)
maxilla by Gibson , G. A. P., J. D. Read , and R. Fairchild. 1998. Chalcid wasps (Chalcidoidea): illustrated glossary of positional and morphological terms ..
maxilla by Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.
first maxilla by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
maxilla prima by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
Comments and tags
alternative definition added over 9 years ago by Istvan Miko
Paired, ventral sclerite of the mouthparts that forms the lateral portion of the labiomaxillary complex.
  Reference: Gibson , G. A. P., J. D. Read , and R. Fairchild. 1998. Chalcid wasps (Chalcidoidea): illustrated glossary of positional and morphological terms ..
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added about 10 years ago by Andy Deans
Anterior median appendage of the insect head.
  Reference: Snodgrass, R. E. 1935. Principles of insect morphology. McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York & London 667 pp.
  Cross reference: None provided.

comment added over 6 years ago by Istvan Miko
  Reference: Vilhelmsen, L., and I. Miko. 2010. Curators/Head..
  Cross reference: None provided.


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