Comparative morphology, functions, and homologies of the coxal glands in oribatid mites (Arachnida: Acari).

@article{Woodring1973ComparativeMF,
  title={Comparative morphology, functions, and homologies of the coxal glands in oribatid mites (Arachnida: Acari).},
  author={J. Porter Woodring},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  year={1973},
  volume={139 4},
  pages={
          407-429
        }
}
1. Forty-eight species of oribatids in 37 families representing most of the superfamilies were collected from various environments (littoral, salt marsh, litter, sod, and freshwater) and sectioned. 2. The coxal gland is composed of a sacculus and a labyrinth in all stages of all oribatid species. Muscles, originating on the body wall, insert at several points on the thin-walled sacculus which opens into the labyrinth. The labyrinth has an internal, chitinous supporting skeleton. The type A… CONTINUE READING
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