THE ORGANS OF ADHESION IN THE APHID MEGOURA VICIAE

@inproceedings{Lees1988THEOO,
  title={THE ORGANS OF ADHESION IN THE APHID MEGOURA VICIAE},
  author={Ashley Lees and Jim W. Hardie},
  year={1988}
}
The anatomy of the adhesive organs is described in Megoura viciae Buckton. The claws serve as grappling hooks which are locked in position by the retractor unguis tendon. The pulvilli, pliable cuticular sacs, are everted from the tibiotarsal articulation. They bear a surface adhesive, a non-volatile oil, which is secreted through the cuticle. The pulvilli are everted by blood pressure and are withdrawn inside the tibia by contraction of the tibial muscles. The adhesion of these organs to… CONTINUE READING

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