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1 June 2014 A Simple, Rapid Technique for the Inflation of the Endophallus, with Particular Focus on the Curculionoidea (Coleoptera)
Matthew H. Van Dam
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Abstract

A simple, rapid technique is presented for the eversion of the endophallus in the Curculionoidea. The endophallus is inflated using the introduction of a viscous gel from a syringe inserted in the base of the median lobe, which is held in place by Pierse corneal forceps. This relatively time-efficient technique works on a wide size range and taxonomic diversity within the Curculionoidea.

Matthew H. Van Dam "A Simple, Rapid Technique for the Inflation of the Endophallus, with Particular Focus on the Curculionoidea (Coleoptera)," The Coleopterists Bulletin 68(2), 263-268, (1 June 2014). https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-68.2.263
Received: 30 May 2013; Accepted: 7 March 2014; Published: 1 June 2014
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Dryophthorinae
Entiminae
genitalia
median lobe
Molytinae
weevils
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