genal groove
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
In Diptera, a depressed and groove-like area near the ventral limits of the ptilinal suture and the juncture of the gena and parafacial; cheek groove; transverse impression.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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