The initial stylostome formation by parasitic larvae of the water-mite genus Arrenurus on Zygopteran imagines

@inproceedings{bro1984TheIS,
  title={The initial stylostome formation by parasitic larvae of the water-mite genus Arrenurus on Zygopteran imagines},
  author={Arnold {\AA}bro},
  year={1984}
}
Arrenurid water-mite larvae, ectoparasitic on zygopteran imagines (Odonata), attach themselves to the host's cuticle and pierce it with the cheliceral blades to obtain the host's tissue fluids. Promptly after anchoring in feeding position, secretions of the larval mite are forced into the host beneath the attachment site, where a subcuticular vesicle, bounded by a delicate gelatinous membrane, appears in the epidermis layer. The vesicle constitutes a local space of thin fluid into which the… CONTINUE READING

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