Female accessory reproductive gland activity in the yellow dung fly Scathophaga stercoraria (L.).

@article{Hosken1999FemaleAR,
  title={Female accessory reproductive gland activity in the yellow dung fly Scathophaga stercoraria (L.).},
  author={D J. Hosken and Paul I. Ward},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={45 9},
  pages={809-814}
}
The role of the female accessory reproductive glands has been investigated in relatively few insects. Gland secretion has a number of potential functions, including lubrication during copula, involvement in fertilization and protection of eggs. Female yellow dung flies (Scathophaga stercoraria) have large paired accessory glands whose function(s) prior to this study were unknown. Our study indicated glands were involved in copulation and egg laying. The volume of secretion remaining in glands… CONTINUE READING

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