The structure and function of auditory chordotonal organs in insects.

  • Jayne E Yack
  • Published 2004 in Microscopy research and technique


Insects are capable of detecting a broad range of acoustic signals transmitted through air, water, or solids. Auditory sensory organs are morphologically diverse with respect to their body location, accessory structures, and number of sensilla, but remarkably uniform in that most are innervated by chordotonal organs. Chordotonal organs are structurally… (More)


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