SPERMATHECAL MORPHOLOGY OF ENOPLOPS DISCIGER (KOLENATI, 1845) (HETEROPTERA: COREIDAE)


Candan S.

ENTOMOLOGICAL NEWS, vol.119, no.5, pp.524-530, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 119 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.3157/0013-872x-119.5.524
  • Title of Journal : ENTOMOLOGICAL NEWS
  • Page Numbers: pp.524-530

Abstract

The morphology of the spermatheca Enoplops disciger (Kolenati, 1845) (Heteroptera: Coreidae) was examined by optical and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The spermatheca of E. disciger is characterized by the presence of a T-shaped or reniform, sclerotized spermathecal bulb, whose surface is covered by many pores, a fairly short, spirally twisted spermathecal duct; a single flanged spermathecal pump; and two lateral sclerotized rings.