Reproductive behaviour in the male cricket Gryllus bimaculatus DeGeer. I. Structure and function of the genitalia.

@article{Kumashiro2001ReproductiveBI,
  title={Reproductive behaviour in the male cricket Gryllus bimaculatus DeGeer. I. Structure and function of the genitalia.},
  author={Mikihiko Kumashiro and Masaki Sakai},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={204 Pt 6},
  pages={1123-37}
}
We have investigated the morphology and physiology of the genitalia of the male cricket to establish a basis for neuroethological study of its reproductive behaviour. First, the structure of the phallic complex, including the dorsal pouch, guiding rod, epiphallus, ventral lobes and median pouch, are described, as are the muscles, cuticle, membranes and biomechanics of copulation. The innervation and sensory receptors have also been examined. Second, the functional role of the muscle in each… CONTINUE READING
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