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- Costa-Leonardo, Ana Maria; Soares, Helena Xavier; Haifig, Ives; Laranjo, Lara Teixeira
- Arthropod structure & development 2015 v.44 no.5 pp. 426-432
- Coptotermes gestroi; Heterotermes; Hymenoptera; Termitidae; exocrine glands; legs; secretion; social insects; transmission electron microscopy
- ... Social insects have numerous exocrine glands, but these organs are understudied in termites compared to hymenopterans. The tarsomere and distal tibial glands of the termites Heterotermes tenuis, Coptotermes gestroi and Silvestritermes euamignathus were investigated by scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Pore plates are visible in scanning micrographs on the distal tibial surfaces and on ...