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Miniaturisation effects in larvae and adults of Mikado sp. (Coleoptera: Ptiliidae), one of the smallest free-living insects.
We present the first morphological study of larvae and adults of Mikado sp. - one of the smallest known beetles and free-living insects (body length of adult is 390-455microm). Morphological andExpand
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Small is beautiful: features of the smallest insects and limits to miniaturization.
  • A. Polilov
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annual review of entomology
  • 7 January 2015
Miniaturization leads to considerable reorganization of structures in insects, affecting almost all organs and tissues. In the smallest insects, comparable in size to unicellular organisms,Expand
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At the Size Limit - Effects of Miniaturization in Insects
  • A. Polilov
  • Biology
  • Springer International Publishing
  • 21 October 2016
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Developmental stages of the hooded beetle Sericoderus lateralis (Coleoptera: Corylophidae) with comments on the phylogenetic position and effects of miniaturization.
The first detailed morphological study of larvae, pupae and adults of a species of the hooded beetles (Coleoptera: Corylophidae) -Sericoderus lateralis - is presented. Histological sectioning,Expand
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Anatomy of the smallest coleoptera, featherwing beetles of the tribe nanosellini (Coleoptera, Ptiliidae), and limits of insect miniaturization
The internal structure of Nanosella sp., Primorskella sp., and Porophila sp. was described from serial sections and total preparations using light and transmission electron microscopy. The mostExpand
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The smallest insects evolve anucleate neurons.
  • A. Polilov
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Arthropod structure & development
  • 1 November 2011
The smallest insects are comparable in size to unicellular organisms. Thus, their size affects their structure not only at the organ level, but also at the cellular level. Here we report the firstExpand
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Peculiarities of the brain organization and fine structure in small insects related to miniaturization. 2. The smallest Hymenoptera (Mymaridae, Trichogrammatidae)
The organization and fine structure of the brain in the smallest parasitic wasps, Anaphes flavipes and Trichogramma evanescens, were studied using serial histological sections as well as TEM andExpand
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Anatomy of adult Megaphragma (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae), one of the smallest insects, and new insight into insect miniaturization
The body size, especially in cases of extreme reduction, is an important characteristic that strongly determines the morphology, physiology, and biology of animals. Miniaturization is a widespreadExpand
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Comparative morphological analysis of compound eye miniaturization in minute hymenoptera.
Due to their small size, diminutive parasitic wasps are outstanding subjects for investigating aspects of body miniaturization. Information on minute compound eyes is still scarce, and we thereforeExpand
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Anatomy of the smallest coleoptera, featherwing beetles of the tribe nanosellini (Coleoptera, Ptiliidae), and limits of insect miniaturization
The internal structure of Nanosella sp., Primorskella sp., and Porophila sp. was described from serial sections and total preparations using light and transmission electron microscopy. The mostExpand
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