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mx id: 608 | OBO id: HAO:0001077 | URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0001077
vertex synonyms: epicranium
Defined (both definition and relationships must be met)
Definition:
The area that is delimited by the intersection of the margin of the compound eyes, the interorbital plane, and the anatomical line that is tangential to the point on the margin of the anterior ocellus which defines the minimum distance between the anterior ocellus and the oral foramen.
written by: Yoder, M. J. 2009. Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.

Relationships / properties:
The vertex is a area.
The vertex is part of the cuticle. The vertex is part of the head.

Figures
Megalyridae

Label usage (sensu)
vertex by Yoder, M. J. 2009. Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.
vertex by Kirby, W., and W. Spencer. 1828. An introduction to Entomology: or elements of the natural history of insects. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, London 732 pp.
epicranium by Staig, R. A. 1940. The Fabrician types of insects in the Hunterian collection at Glasgow University Coleoptera Part II . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 164 pp.
Comments and tags
alternative definition added over 9 years ago by Istvan Miko
The top part of the head, between the inner margins of the compound eyes. It is delimited anteriorly by the anterior ocellus and posteriorly by the occipital carina.
  Reference: Gauld, I. D., and D. B. Wahl. 2010. Genera Ichneumonorum Nearcticae: http://wwwamentinstorg/GIN/..
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added over 9 years ago by Istvan Miko
The top part of the head, between the inner margins of the compound eyes. It is delimited anteriorly by the anterior ocellus and posteriorly by the occipital carina.
  Reference: Gauld, I. D., and D. B. Wahl. 2010. Genera Ichneumonorum Nearcticae: http://wwwamentinstorg/GIN/..
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added over 9 years ago by Istvan Miko
Region on top of the head that is behind the anterior ocellus and between the eyes (see also temple).
  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 about 10 years ago by Andy Deans
The top of the head between the eyes, from the anterior margin of the median ocellus to the occiput.
  Reference: Goulet, H., and J. T. Huber. 1993. Hymenoptera of the World: An Identification Guide to Families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada Publication 1894/E., Ottawa, ON 668 pp.
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added about 13 years ago by Andy Deans
the top of the cranium between and behind the compound eyes
  Reference: Snodgrass, R. E. 1935. Principles of insect morphology. McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York & London 667 pp.
  Cross reference: None provided.


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