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A comparative study of antennal microstructure in two species of damselflies Rhodischnura nursei and Lestes elatus

  title={A comparative study of antennal microstructure in two species of damselflies Rhodischnura nursei and Lestes elatus},
  author={Deepak Dewaji Barsagade and Rani P Thakre and Ganesh B Gathalkar and Jitendra R. Kirsan},
  journal={Journal of entomology and zoology studies},
Scanning electron microscopic (SEM) studies of the antenna of Rhodischnura nursei (Morton) (Coenagrionidae) and Lestes elatus (Selys) (Lestidae) was investigated comparatively. The antenna of both the species (adult) revealed the presence of various mechanoand chemosensory sensilla. Moreover, the microstructural variations among them were compared, to know the species specificity. The antennal scape of R. nursei comprised of sensilla trichoidea ST-I, ST-II, sensilla trichoidea curvata (STC) and… 

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