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The subesophageal ganglion of insects is a part of the nervous system of insects it is composed of three pairs of fused ganglia. It controls the mouthparts, the salivary glands and certain muscles.

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It is also formed due to fusion of mandibular, maxillary and labium ganglia. The subesophageal ganglion sits beneath the esophagus. It is connected to the supraesophageal ganglion, which sits above the esophagus.


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