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1 January 2005 Ultrastructure of Coeloconic Sensilla on Postpedicel and Maxillary Palp of Megaselia scalaris (Diptera: Phoridae)
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The external morphology of coeloconic sensilla (peg-like sense organs protruding from deep pits) on the postpedicel (third antennal segment) and maxillary palp from a female Megaselia scalaris (Loew) is described using scanning electron microscopy. The pegs of the sensilla located on the postpedicel are “starfruit-like” in shape and are completely contained within deep depressions. Transmission electron microscopy showed that each peg has a thick and nonporous wall. The coeloconic sensilla of the maxillary palps are long, linear, and blunt-tipped and protrude over the cuticular surface. Possible functions of the sensilla are discussed.

Kom Sukontason, Kabkaew L. Sukontason, Roy C. Vogtsberger, Noppawan Boonchu, Tarinee Chaiwong, Somsak Piangjai, and Henry Disney "Ultrastructure of Coeloconic Sensilla on Postpedicel and Maxillary Palp of Megaselia scalaris (Diptera: Phoridae)," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 98(1), 113-118, (1 January 2005). https://doi.org/10.1603/0013-8746(2005)098[0113:UOCSOP]2.0.CO;2
Received: 2 March 2004; Accepted: 1 October 2004; Published: 1 January 2005
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