Psyche: A Journal of Entomology / 2010 / Article / Fig 1

Research Article

Morphology of the Prosternal Glands of Heliconius erato (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)

Figure 1

Latero-external view of the larval prosternal glands of the fifth instar of Heliconius erato phyllis, under light microscopy. (a) Midventral location in relation to the body (in rectangle). (b) Lateral view in detail (enlarged rectangle shown in (a)), indicating the openings of the impair (asterisk) and left paired (arrow) glands, and the insertion positions of the corresponding retractor muscles (open and closed arrowheads, respectively). (H) head; (T1) prothorax; (T2) mesothorax. Scale bars = 200, 100 μm, respectively.

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