The Auditory System of the Dipteran Parasitoid Emblemasoma auditrix (Sarcophagidae)

  title={The Auditory System of the Dipteran Parasitoid Emblemasoma auditrix (Sarcophagidae)},
  author={Nanina Tron and Heiko St{\"o}lting and Marian Kampschulte and Gunhild Martels and Andreas Stumpner and Reinhard Lakes-Harlan},
  journal={Journal of Insect Science},
Several taxa of insects evolved a tympanate ear at different body positions, whereby the ear is composed of common parts: a scolopidial sense organ, a tracheal air space, and a tympanal membrane. Here, we analyzed the anatomy and physiology of the ear at the ventral prothorax of the sarcophagid fly, Emblemasoma auditrix (Soper). We used micro-computed tomography to analyze the ear and its tracheal air space in relation to the body morphology. Both tympana are separated by a small cuticular… 

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