Ultrastructure of alimentary tract formation in embryos of two insect species: Melasoma saliceti and Chrysolina pardalina (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae).


Embryogenesis of the alimentary tract in two chrysomelid species (Chrysolina pardalina and Melasoma saliceti) is described. The embryonic development of both species lasts 7days at room temperature. Stomodaeum and proctodaeum invaginate at the anterior and posterior ends of the germ band. Together with the ectodermal tissue the endoderm cells also enter… (More)


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