Psyche: A Journal of Entomology / 2010 / Article / Fig 4

Research Article

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

Figure 4

Impair prosternal gland of Heliconius erato phyllis under scanning electron microscopy. (a) Detail of the transverse opening slit in a fifth instar, anterior view; (b) sensilla on the opening margin (indicated by open arrowheads in (a)); (c) detail of a protruded gland in a first instar, latero-ventral view; (d) cisterns in detail, showing exudation (indicated by arrowheads in (c)). Gs: glandular secretion; Se: sensillum. Scale bars: 100, 5, 100, 2 μm, respectively.
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