Morphology, ultrastructure, and chemical compounds of the osmeterium of Heraclides thoas (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae)

  title={Morphology, ultrastructure, and chemical compounds of the osmeterium of Heraclides thoas (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae)},
  author={L. C. Mart{\'i}nez and A. Plata-Rueda and Guilherme da Silva Neves and J. F. Cossolin and M. Dos Santos and J. C. Zanuncio and J. Serr{\~a}o},
  • L. C. Martínez, A. Plata-Rueda, +4 authors J. Serrão
  • Published 2018
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Protoplasma
  • The osmeterium, found in papilionoid larvae, is an eversible organ with an exocrine gland that produces substances in response to the mechanical disturbances caused by natural enemies. The anatomy, histology and ultrastructure of the osmeterium, and the chemical composition of its secretion in Heraclides thoas (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) were studied. Heraclides thoas larvae have a Y-shaped osmeterium in the thorax. The surface of the osmeterium has a rough cuticle lining cells with papillae… CONTINUE READING
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