Comparative and functional morphology of the mandibles of some fourth stage mosquito larvae (Diptera: Culicidae)

  title={Comparative and functional morphology of the mandibles of some fourth stage mosquito larvae (Diptera: Culicidae)},
  author={Ralph E. Harbach},
  • R. Harbach
  • Published 3 May 1977
  • Biology
  • Zoomorphologie
SummaryThe mandibles of fourth stage mosquito larvae representing each subfamily and major feeding type were studied with the light and scanning electron microscopes. The fine structure of a number of minor structures and 7 major, composite structures was investigated. The latter include the mandibular teeth, the seta-bearing mandibular lobe, and several setal structures, the sellar setae, mandibular comb, mandibular brush, mandibular rake, and mandibular sweeper. Major structural differences… 

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