Stretch reception in the bursa copulatrix of the butterfly,Pieris rapae crucivora, and its role in behaviour

  title={Stretch reception in the bursa copulatrix of the butterfly,Pieris rapae crucivora, and its role in behaviour},
  author={Takashi Sugawara},
  journal={Journal of comparative physiology},
1. Afferent nervous responses to the inflation of the bursa copulatrix in the female cabbage white butterfly,Pieris rapae crucivora, define the information responsible for a behavioural change from acceptance to refusal of mating. 2. Afferent impulses in a pair of nerves (bursal nerves) to both sides of the bursa copulatrix were composed of a single unit in each nerve. 3. In virigin females, the frequency of spontaneous afferent impulses was constant at 1–3/s. If the bursa was filled with a… CONTINUE READING
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