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26 January 2022 The Eggs of the Bradyporus (Callimenus) dilatatus (Stål, 1875) (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae): Morphological, Histological and Ultrastructural Study
Damla Amutkan Mutlu, Irmak Polat, Mustafa Ünal, Zekiye Suludere
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The aim of this study is to reveal the fine structure and morphology of the eggs of Bradyporus (Callimenus) dilatatus (Stål, 1875) (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae) by using stereomicroscopy, light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). B. dilatatus females produce generally bilateral symmetrical, elongated ovoid eggs. The chorion is composed of three layers named as endochorion, exochorion and extrachorion. Cross sections of all three layers show the chorion has air chambers that connected to each other with canals. The extrachorion layer forms hexagonal or pentagonal surface patterns which is typical to B. dilatatus. The lengths of the boundaries of polygonal patterns become longer with aging.

Damla Amutkan Mutlu, Irmak Polat, Mustafa Ünal, and Zekiye Suludere "The Eggs of the Bradyporus (Callimenus) dilatatus (Stål, 1875) (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae): Morphological, Histological and Ultrastructural Study," Transactions of the American Entomological Society 148(1), 7-27, (26 January 2022). https://doi.org/10.3157/061.148.0102
Published: 26 January 2022
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chorion
female reproductive system
insect
light microscopy
scanning electron microscopy
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