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18 December 2015 A Method to Observe Membranous Structures of Female Genitalia in the Inflated Condition (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
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A method to observe the membranous structures of the female genitalia in cerambycid beetles is reported. With this method, the membranous parts of the female genitalia, the vagina and bursa copulatrix, are fixed in the fully inflated condition by petroleum jelly. The technique allows for these structures to be observable and compared in a fixed uniform state. The method might be effective for other insect groups.

Junsuke Yamasako "A Method to Observe Membranous Structures of Female Genitalia in the Inflated Condition (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)," The Coleopterists Bulletin 69(4), (18 December 2015). https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-69.4.799
Received: 21 May 2015; Accepted: 1 September 2015; Published: 18 December 2015
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