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Scheepens, M.H.M., Laboratory of Experimental Entomology, University of Amsterdam, 1098 SM Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wysoki, M., Department of Entomology, Institute of Plant Protection, ARO, Bet Dagan, 50 250, Israel
With some exceptions, the internal and external reproductive organs of the female and male giant looper, Boarmia selenaria Schiffermüller (Lepidoptera : Geometridae) are similar to those of other Lepidoptera; the same is true for the spermatophore. However, there is no enlargement of the vas deferens before it enters the ductus ejaculatorius duplex, the accessory glands are not closely united, the claspers are of a complex type, transtilla, furca, socii and coremata are not present, and the 2 arms of the gnathos fuse distally, whereas in the Satyridae, Nymphalidae and Lycaenidae, the 2 halves remain separate. © 1986.
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Reproductive organs of the giant looper, Boarmia selenaria Schiffermüller (Leopidotera : Geometridae)
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Scheepens, M.H.M., Laboratory of Experimental Entomology, University of Amsterdam, 1098 SM Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wysoki, M., Department of Entomology, Institute of Plant Protection, ARO, Bet Dagan, 50 250, Israel
Reproductive organs of the giant looper, Boarmia selenaria Schiffermüller (Leopidotera : Geometridae)
With some exceptions, the internal and external reproductive organs of the female and male giant looper, Boarmia selenaria Schiffermüller (Lepidoptera : Geometridae) are similar to those of other Lepidoptera; the same is true for the spermatophore. However, there is no enlargement of the vas deferens before it enters the ductus ejaculatorius duplex, the accessory glands are not closely united, the claspers are of a complex type, transtilla, furca, socii and coremata are not present, and the 2 arms of the gnathos fuse distally, whereas in the Satyridae, Nymphalidae and Lycaenidae, the 2 halves remain separate. © 1986.
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