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, Volume 199, Issue 6, pp 327–334 | Cite as

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

  • Kendal S. Broadie
  • Michael Bate
  • Nathan J. Tublitz


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 neurodevelopment Insect embryogenesis Invertebrate development Developmental entomology Lepidopteran development Manduca sexta 


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© Springer-Verlag 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kendal S. Broadie
    • 1
  • Michael Bate
    • 2
  • Nathan J. Tublitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of NeuroscienceUniversity of OregonEugeneUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of ZoologyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeEngland

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