Circumfila and other sense organs on the antenna of the sorghum midge (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae).

@article{Slifer1971CircumfilaAO,
  title={Circumfila and other sense organs on the antenna of the sorghum midge (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae).},
  author={Eleanor H. Slifer and Sant Singh Sekhon},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  year={1971},
  volume={133 3},
  pages={
          281-301
        }
}
The antennal flagellum of the male sorghum midge is about a millimeter long and may bear over 500 sense organs. These consist of (1) tactile hairs, (2) thin-walled pegs, (3) circumfila and (4) very small pegs of unknown function. Each of the 12 subsegments of the flagellum is divided into two globular nodes and each of these is encircled by a circumfilum of from 6 to 14 loops. The circumfila are attached to the antennal surface by short stalks. The loops of the circumfila have the basic… CONTINUE READING

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