, Volume 38, Issue 5, pp 631–632 | Cite as

Endocrine regulation of the bursa copulatrix and receptacle gland ofDanaus plexippus L. (Lepidoptera: Danaidae)

  • W. S. Herman


Significant growth occurs in the bursa copulatrix and receptacle glands of female Monarch butterflies held in summer conditions after adult emergence. Removal of the corpora allata prevents this growth, but normal development occurs if juvenile hormone is injected into females lacking corpora allata.


Normal Development Significant Growth Juvenile Hormone Endocrine Regulation Adult Emergence 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. S. Herman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Genetics and Cell BiologyUniversity of MinnesotaSt. PaulUSA

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