Visualizing the mesothoracic spiracles in a bark beetle : hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Cita: Vega, F.E., Bauchan, G., Infante, F., Valdez-Carrasco, J.M., Beaver, R. 2015. Visualizing the mesothoracic spiracles in a bark beetle: hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 108 (3). DOI: 10.1093/aesa/sav016.
ISSN: 0013-8746

Periodo de realización: 1900/01/01 al 2015/01/01

Tipo: Nota científica con arbitraje

Resumen: "In a low-temperature scanning electron microscopy study aimed at determining whether the coffee berry borer [Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)] possesses mycangia, we fortuitously detected the mesothoracic spiracles, which are usually concealed. The mesothoracic spiracles are ventrolaterally located in the intersegmental membranes between the prothorax and mesothorax, and contain a large number of setae. This is the first study that includes photographs of the mesothoracic spiracles in a bark beetle."

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