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- Jałoszyński, Paweł; Matsumura, Yoko; Beutel, Rolf G.
- Arthropod structure & development 2015 v.44 no.1 pp. 77-98
- elytra, etc ; Staphylinidae; abdomen; aedeagus; copulation; evolution; females; flagellum; males; muscles; spermatheca; spermatozoa; Show all 12 Subjects
- ... We compared the postabdominal architecture of Mastigini with extremely long (Stenomastigus) or short (Palaeostigus) aedeagus. A novel mode of copulation was discovered: males of Stenomastigus insert a paramere between the female's abdomen and elytra, and the intromission is stabilized by several structures of both sexes. The intrinsic aedeagal mechanism is indicated as responsible for inflating th ...