Quantitative staging of embryonic development of the tobacco hawkmoth,Manduca sexta
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- Broadie, K.S., Bate, M. & Tublitz, N.J. Roux's Arch Dev Biol (1991) 199: 327. doi:10.1007/BF01705925
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A complete timetable of embryonic development of the tobacco hawkmoth,Manduca sexta (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae), is presented. Using living embryos, 20 developmental stages from oviposition to hatching are described with respect to their morphological and physiological maturation. This staging series provides a simple method to identify the stage ofManduca development during all phases of embryogenesis.