cibarium

Abbreviation: 
Cib
Variants: 
Pl. cibaria; Adj. cibarial
Definition: 

The preoral food cavity between the base of the hypopharynx and the under surface of the clypeus, clypeopalatum; serving as the primary sucking organ in mosquitoes and many other insects. In mosquito larvae, the part of the preoral cavity between the clypeopalatum and the hypopharynx.

Synonyms: 
Adults: antlia cibarialis, basipharynx, buccal cavity, bucco-pharyngal cavity, bucco-pharynx, cibarial pump, mid-pharynx, oral cavity, pharyngeal pump, pharynx, subclypeal tube.
General: 
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith