Sense Organs in the Ovipositor of Biosteres (Opius) longicaudatus, a Parasite of the Caribbean Fruit Fly Anastrepha suspensa,

  title={Sense Organs in the Ovipositor of Biosteres (Opius) longicaudatus, a Parasite of the Caribbean Fruit Fly Anastrepha suspensa,},
  author={P. Greany and S. D. Hawke and T. Carlysle and D. W. Anthony},
  journal={Annals of The Entomological Society of America},
Two types of sensilla were observed in the ovipositor of Biosteres (Opius) longicaudatus Ashmead (Braconidae) using scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Mechanoreceptor sensilla found buried in the wall of the ovipositor along its length may serve as proprioceptors, providing information on the degree and angle of bending of the ovipositor. In addition, dome-shaped (DS) sensilla were observed at the tip of the ovipositor. Each DS sensillum is perforated by a 500 A diam pore and is… Expand
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