Proceedings: Animal Sciences

, Volume 97, Issue 3, pp 223–230 | Cite as

Subrectal glands of Reduviidae (Insecta—Heteroptera)

  • Arun Rachel George


The subrectal glands associated with the female reproductive system is a characteristic feature of Harpactorinae. These glands produce spumaline for gluing eggs to the substratum in a mass. Occurrence of subrectal glands have been investigated in 18 reduviid species. The gross morphology and histomorphology of these glands are illustrated and described.


Reduviidae subrectal glands spumaline 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arun Rachel George
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyBharathiar UniversityCoimbatoreIndia

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