Flower visiting Neuroptera : Mouthparts and feeding behaviour of Nemoptera sinuata ( Nemopteridae )

@inproceedings{Krenn2008FlowerVN,
  title={Flower visiting Neuroptera : Mouthparts and feeding behaviour of Nemoptera sinuata ( Nemopteridae )},
  author={Harald W Krenn and BARBARA-AMINA GEREBEN-KRENN and Bernhardt Michael Steinwender and Alexi Popov},
  year={2008}
}
The mouthparts of the spoon-winged lacewing Nemoptera sinuata are adapted for the uptake of pollen and nectar. Form and function of the mouthparts are described, and the technique of food uptake is discussed in context with flower-visiting behaviour and floral architecture of the preferred flowers. The maxillae are the main organs for food uptake. The brush-shaped laciniae, galeae and maxillary palpi form a functional unit which can be extended by the action of the cardo-stipes joint. Video… CONTINUE READING