what is the function of maxillae?
in cockroach?

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Maxillae are the paired mouth parts of cockroach located behind mandibles. The maxillae of cockroach consists of hardened plates called sclerites like lacinia that is modified for tearing food. The maxillae also bear sensory palps with hairs that help in tasting and smelling of food. Thus maxillae mainly help in capturing, tearing and tasting of food.

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Maxilla: These are mouth parts of cockroach situated behind the mandible. Each one consist of two basal segment – cardo & stipe. Stipe bears a five segmented maxillary palp having sensory bristles. From the inner side of stipes arise two lobes, an outer galea & inner lacinia.They are used for holding the food & bringing it to the mandibles for mastication
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