Ontogenesis of the attachment ability in the bug Coreus marginatus (Heteroptera, Insecta).

  title={Ontogenesis of the attachment ability in the bug Coreus marginatus (Heteroptera, Insecta).},
  author={Stanislav N. Gorb and Elena V. Gorb},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={207 Pt 17},
Each tarsus of Coreus marginatus L. (Coreidae) bears a pair of smooth flexible pulvilli adapted for attachment to relatively smooth surfaces, such as their host plant Rumex crispus L. (Polygonaceae). This account quantifies insect attachment abilities on smooth surfaces at various stages of ontogenesis. Friction (shear) force (FF) of adults and juvenile insects was measured by the use of a computer controlled centrifugal force tester equipped with a fibre optical sensor. Pad area, body size and… CONTINUE READING

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