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- Yuta Mashimo; Rolf G. Beutel; Romano Dallai; Marco Gottardo; Chow-Yang Lee; Ryuichiro Machida
- Arthropod structure & development 2015 v.44 no.6 pp. 656-666
- Zorotypus; chorion; eggs; hatching; males; spermatheca; spermatozoa; synapomorphy
- ... The egg structure of Zorotypus magnicaudelli, Zorotypus hubbardi and Zorotypus impolitus was examined and described in detail. Major characteristics of zorapteran eggs previously reported were confirmed in these species, with the partial exception of Z. impolitus: 1) a pair of micropyles at the equator of the egg's ventral side, 2) a honeycomb pattern on the egg surface, 3) a two-layered chorion, ...
- Jan Šobotník; Thomas Bourguignon; Tiago F. Carrijo; Christian Bordereau; Alain Robert; Barbora Křížková; Joice P. Constantini; Eliana M. Cancello
- Arthropod structure & development 2015 v.44 no.5 pp. 401-406
- Blattodea; Termitidae; exocrine glands; secretion; synapomorphy
- ... Termites have developed many exocrine glands, generally dedicated to defence or communication. Although a few of these glands occur in all termite species, or represent synapomorphies of larger clades, others are morphological innovations of a single species, or a few related species. Here, we describe the nasus gland, a new gland occurring at the base of the nasus of Angularitermes soldiers. The ...