Anatomy of the smallest coleoptera, featherwing beetles of the tribe nanosellini (Coleoptera, Ptiliidae), and limits of insect miniaturization

@article{Polilov2008AnatomyOT,
  title={Anatomy of the smallest coleoptera, featherwing beetles of the tribe nanosellini (Coleoptera, Ptiliidae), and limits of insect miniaturization},
  author={A. Polilov},
  journal={Entomological Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={88},
  pages={26-33}
}
  • A. Polilov
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Entomological Review
  • 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 most important structural features related to miniaturization are the absence of midgut muscles, abortion of two Malpighian tubes, a decrease in the number of abdominal spiracles, strong reduction of the tracheal system, the absence of the heart, reduction of the circulatory system and its substitution by the… CONTINUE READING
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