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1 March 2013 Salivary Gland Histology of the Predator Supputius cincticeps (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)
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Feeding behavior can explain how predaceous Pentatomidae use different food sources as a result of ecological and evolutionary changes. This study describes the salivary glands of adults of the predator Supputius cincticeps (Stål) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) to assist in understand the feeding habits of this natural enemy. A pair of principal and accessory glands in the prothorax form the salivary system of S. cincticeps. The principal glands are bilobed with a spherical anterior lobe and are smaller than the posterior lobe, which has a prolonged sack form. The accessory glands are present in a long and tubular form that arises from the terminal portion of the curved accessory duct. The salivary system of S. cincticeps presents the same morphological pattern of other Asopinae predators.

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Ancidériton A. De Castro, Glauco Da Cruz Canevari, Tiago G. Pikart, Rafael C. Ribeiro, José E. Serrão, Teresinha V. Zanuncio, and José C. Zanuncio "Salivary Gland Histology of the Predator Supputius cincticeps (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 106(2), 273-277, (1 March 2013). https://doi.org/10.1603/AN12070
Received: 9 June 2012; Accepted: 1 January 2013; Published: 1 March 2013
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