Using scanning electron microscope, eight types of sensilla were found on the antennae of all castes in eight Bombus species (Hymenoptera: Apidae) collected in Jilin Province, China. The numbers of various types of antennal sensilla were analyzed by rough set data analysis method to determine which sensillum type might be useful in species and caste discrimination. The results showed that the number of sensilla basiconica A, B (s. t. a, s. t. b), sensilla trichodea A, B, C/ D (s. t. a, s. t. b, s. t. c/ d) and sensilla placodea (s. p) can be used in species discrimination, whereas only types s. t. a, s. t. b, and s. t. b are relevant in caste discrimination. Other types of sensilla had a lower taxonomic value for species and caste discrimination. This study provides a mathematic reference for the function research of antennal sensilla of Bombus determined by single-cell recording at both peripheral and antennal lobe (central nervous system) levels.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.