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Insectes Sociaux

, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp 455–460 | Cite as

Tegumental glands in the third gastral tergites of maleParischnogaster nigricans serrei (Du Buysson) andP. Mellyi (Saussure) (Hymenoptera Stenogastrinae)

  • S. Turillazzi
  • C. Calloni
Article

Summary

Tegumental glands, described for the first time, clustered along the anterior margin of the third gastral tergite of maleParischnogaster nigricans serrei (Du Buysson) andP. mellyi (Saussure) produce a secretion whose function may be connected with the white stripes display and mating system of these species.

Keywords

Mating System Anterior Margin White Stripe Tegumental Gland Gastral Tergite 
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Glandes tégumentaires du troisième tergite gastral des mâles deParischnogaster nigricans serrei (Du Buysson) etP. mellyi (Saussure)

Resume

On décrit pour la première fois chez le mâle deParischnogaster nigricans serrei (Du Buysson) etP. mellyi (Saussure), des glandes tégumentaires monocellulaires situées au bord antérieur du troisième tergite gastral. Le rôle de la sécrétion produite par ces glandes pourrait être lié à l'exhibition de bandes blanches abdominales relatives à la stratégie d'accouplement de ces espèces.

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© Masson 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Turillazzi
    • 1
  • C. Calloni
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di ZoologiaUniversità di FirenzeFirenzeItaly

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