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mx id: 506 | OBO id: HAO:0000376 | URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0000376
glossa synonyms: alaglossa, lingua, tongue
Defined (both definition and relationships must be met)
Definition:
The lobe of the labium that is limited posteroproximally by the prementum, anteroproximally by the fold traversing the salivary orifice and laterally by the paraglossae.
written by: Popovici, O. A., I. Mikó, K. Seltmann, and A. R. Deans. 2012. The maxillo-labial complex in Sparasion (Platygastroidea: Platygastridae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research in prep.

Relationships / properties:
The glossa is a lobe.
The glossa is part of the cuticle. The glossa is part of the labium.

Figures
Opius dissitus Muesebeck
Opius dissitus Muesebeck

Label usage (sensu)
glossa by Snodgrass, R. E. 1935. Principles of insect morphology. McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York & London 667 pp.
tongue by Gess, F. W. 1998. Priscomasaris namibiensis Gess, a new genus and species of Masarinae (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) from Namibia, southern Africa, with a discussion of its position within the subfamily. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 7:296-304.
glossa by Deans, A. R. 2009. HAO curator..
glossa by Karlsson, D., and F. Ronquist. 2012. Skeletal Morphology of Opius dissitus and Biosteres carbonarius, with a Discussion of Terminology and Morphological Variation in Opiinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). PLoS ONE 7:1-38.
alaglossa by Rivard, I. 1955. Contribution to the morphology of the pine web-spinning sawfly, Cephalcia marginata Middlekauff. The Canadian Entomologist 87:382-399.
alaglossa by Bracken, D. 1961. The external morphology of two eastern species of the genus Anoplonyx (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae), with special reference to Anoplonyx luteipes (Cresson). Canadian Entomologist 93:573-593.
alaglossa by Rasnitsyn, A. 1969. Origin and evolution of Lower Hymenoptera. Trudy Paleontologicheskogo Instituta. Akademia nauk SSSR. 123:1-196.
lingua by Duncan, C. D. 1939. A contribution to the biology of North American vespine wasps. Stanford University Publications, Biological Sciences 8:1-233.
glossa by Prentice, M. A. 1998. The comparative morphology and phylogeny of Apoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) Thesis (Ph D in Entomology)--University of California, Berkeley..
glossa by Vilhelmsen, L. 1996. The preoral cavity of lower Hymenoptera (Insecta): comparative morphology and phylogenetic significance. Zoologica Scripta 25:143-170.
Comments and tags
alternative definition added over 9 years ago by Istvan Miko
The appendage segment that is part of the labium and articulates with the prementum medially.
  Reference: Deans, A. R. 2009. HAO curator..
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added almost 10 years ago by Istvan Miko
Inner pair of lobes at the apex of the prementum of the labium, which combined with the paraglossae form the 'fleshy' ligula.
  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 almost 8 years ago by Kelly Dew
The median lobe that is unpaired and situated on the labium distally of the salivarial orifice. The glossa is the median labial endite.
  Reference: Karlsson, D., and F. Ronquist. 2012. Skeletal Morphology of Opius dissitus and Biosteres carbonarius, with a Discussion of Terminology and Morphological Variation in Opiinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). PLoS ONE 7:1-38.
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added about 13 years ago by Andy Deans
one of two paired median ligular lobes of the labium, each provided with a muscle arising in the prementum
  Reference: Snodgrass, R. E. 1935. Principles of insect morphology. McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York & London 667 pp.
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added almost 7 years ago by Istvan Miko
The lobe that is median, unpaired and is situated on the labium distally on the salivarial orifice. The glossa is the median labial endite.
  Reference: Vilhelmsen, L., and I. Miko. 2010. Curators/Head..
  Cross reference: None provided.


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