Galeal Tip Sensilla of a Carnivorous Stonefly Nymph , Perla Marginata ( Plecoptera : Perlidae )

The distal part of the galea belonging to the nymphs of carnivorous stonefly species – Perla marginata (Pictet, 1833) was studied by means of a scanning electron microscope (SEM). This species develops water-living, active and tactile predator nymphs, which use their mouthparts sensilla “to touch”, “to taste” or “to smell” the food and the substrate. The… CONTINUE READING