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1 August 2012 Gross Anatomy of the Malpighian Tubules and Internal Male Genitalia of Scelioninae (Hymenoptera; Platygastroidea; Platygastridae) with Phylogenetic Implications
Ovidiu Alin Popovici, Norman F. Johnson
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Abstract

The gross morphology of the male internal genitalia of 16 scelionid genera and Malpighian tubules of 17 scelionid genera were studied for the first time. The number of Malpighian tubules is likely to he correlated to the body size, therefore is not informative for further phylogenetic analyses. Analysis of internal male genitalia in scelionids reveals that they are relatively uniform in both Teleasinae (only type IV (Trimorus-type)) and Telenominae (only type V (Trissolcus-type)), but are more diverse in Scelioninae with type I (Sparasion-type), type II (Scelio-type), type III (Apegus-type), and type IV (Trimorus-type) observed.

Ovidiu Alin Popovici and Norman F. Johnson "Gross Anatomy of the Malpighian Tubules and Internal Male Genitalia of Scelioninae (Hymenoptera; Platygastroidea; Platygastridae) with Phylogenetic Implications," Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 114(3), 372-397, (1 August 2012). https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.114.3.372
Published: 1 August 2012
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Accessory glands
ejaculatory duct
parasitoid wasps
seminal vesicle
testis
vas deferens
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