The Hypopharynx of Male and Female Mosquitoes

  title={The Hypopharynx of Male and Female Mosquitoes},
  author={I. Wahid and T. Sunahara and M. Mogi},
  journal={The Open Entomology Journal},
  • I. Wahid, T. Sunahara, M. Mogi
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • The Open Entomology Journal
  • In blood-feeder female mosquitoes, the hypopharynx stylet is one part of the fascicle, the structure that pierces into the host skin during blood feeding. As other parts, the hypopharynx is a free stylet. However, since male mosquitoes do not feed blood, their mouthparts are less developed. The hypopharynx fuses with the inner wall of the labium, while maxillae and mandibles are much shorter than the labium. Only the labrum and the labium are well developed and func- tion as food canal and its… CONTINUE READING
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