Alimentary canal of fifth instar larvae of Lymantria dispar (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Lymatriinae)

  title={Alimentary canal of fifth instar larvae of Lymantria dispar (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Lymatriinae)},
  author={Yi-ou Chen and Zi-Juan Li and D. Zhang and C. Chen and J. Shi},
  journal={Entomologica Fennica},
  • Yi-ou Chen, Zi-Juan Li, +2 authors J. Shi
  • Published 2016
  • Biology
  • Entomologica Fennica
  • Here, the alimentary canal of fifth instar larvae of the gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) was re-investigated with light microscopy (LM), and for the first time with laser scanning confocalmicroscopy (LSCM) and scanning electronmicroscopy (SEM). We describe morphological characteristics and provide morphometric data. Well-developed dilator muscles and Malpighian bladders suggest a high capacity for food propulsion, excretion, absorption, and detoxification. The epithelium of the alimentary canal… CONTINUE READING
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