Roux's archives of developmental biology

, Volume 199, Issue 6, pp 327–334

Quantitative staging of embryonic development of the tobacco hawkmoth,Manduca sexta

Authors

  • Kendal S. Broadie
    • Institute of NeuroscienceUniversity of Oregon
  • Michael Bate
    • Dept. of ZoologyUniversity of Cambridge
  • Nathan J. Tublitz
    • Institute of NeuroscienceUniversity of Oregon
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01705925

Cite this article as:
Broadie, K.S., Bate, M. & Tublitz, N.J. Roux's Arch Dev Biol (1991) 199: 327. doi:10.1007/BF01705925

Summary

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.

Key words

Insect neurodevelopmentInsect embryogenesisInvertebrate developmentDevelopmental entomologyLepidopteran developmentManduca sexta

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© Springer-Verlag 1991