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18 March 2017 Anatomical Description of the Reproductive System and Maturation States in Females of Omorgus suberosus (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Trogidae)
Marcela Sánchez-Carrillo, Carmen Huerta, Hortensia Carrillo-Ruiz, Federico Escobar
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Abstract

The female reproductive system of Omorgus suberosus (Fabricius) is described and reproductive states identified and characterized based on the length of the basal oocytes. Using regression tree analysis, three groups were identified: immature females (≤1.29 mm), maturing females (1.30–2.06 mm), and mature females (≥2.07 mm), and differences in basal oocyte length were found among states of maturity. This study provides basic information for future studies on the ecology and reproductive behavior of O. suberosus, useful to understand the population dynamics of this species.

Marcela Sánchez-Carrillo, Carmen Huerta, Hortensia Carrillo-Ruiz, and Federico Escobar "Anatomical Description of the Reproductive System and Maturation States in Females of Omorgus suberosus (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Trogidae)," The Coleopterists Bulletin 71(1), 137-142, (18 March 2017). https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-71.1.137
Received: 23 May 2016; Accepted: 1 November 2016; Published: 18 March 2017
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basal oocytes
hide beetles
morphology
reproductive maturity
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