forest scaly cricket
Closeup showing bulbous clypeus (also evident in the previous image
This feature occurs in all mogoplistines and is the external manisfestation of a pre-oral cavity or "cibarium" that is strongly muscular.
This cibarium is presumed to be a powerful pump; no special function for it is known in mogoplistines.
Photograph by Lyle Buss, University of Florida.