Insect mouthparts include several appendages including the mandibles and, as here, the maxilla,
Dorsal view of left maxilla of Six-spotted Tiger Beetle from the same beetle as HERE.
The outer long shiny green part is the maxillary palp which can often be seen in a live beetle. What this beetle lacks in the sharpness
of the mandibles seems to be made up for in the sharpness of the inner part of the maxilla.
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