The midline metathoracic ear of the praying mantis, Mantis religiosa

@article{Yager2004TheMM,
  title={The midline metathoracic ear of the praying mantis, Mantis religiosa},
  author={David D. Yager and Ronald R. Hoy},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={250},
  pages={531-541}
}
SummaryThe praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, is unique in possessing a single, tympanal auditory organ located in the ventral midline of its body between the metathoracic coxae. The ear is in a deep groove and consists of two tympana facing each other and backed by large air sacs. Neural transduction takes place in a structure at the anterior end of the groove. This tympanal organ contains 32 chordotonal sensilla organized into three groups, two of which are 180° out of line with the one… 

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