Structure and development of male pheromone gland of longicorn beetles and its phylogenetic relationships within the tribe Clytini.

@article{Hoshino2015StructureAD,
  title={Structure and development of male pheromone gland of longicorn beetles and its phylogenetic relationships within the tribe Clytini.},
  author={Keita Hoshino and Satoshi Nakaba and Hiroki Inoue and Kikuo Iwabuchi},
  journal={Journal of experimental zoology. Part B, Molecular and developmental evolution},
  year={2015},
  volume={324 1},
  pages={68-76}
}
The male sex pheromone of the longicorn beetle, Xylotrechus pyrrhoderus pyrrhoderus Bates (Cerambycidae: Tribe Clytini) plays an important role in attracting females. This pheromone is produced by the pheromone gland located in the prothorax. However, the detailed structure and underlying developmental process of this gland are still unknown. We investigated the gland structure by using histological analysis and confirmed that the gland consists of the following parts: gland cell mass, a unique… CONTINUE READING