Chemoreception of Adult Stem-Borers: Tarsal and Ovipositor Sensilla on Chilo Partellus and Eldana Saccharina

  • S. M. Waladde


Preliminary electrophysiological tests on certain tarsal and ovipositor sensilla of stem-borers, Chilo partellus and Eldana saccharina, show that the sensilla are innervated by mechano- and contact chemoreceptor cells. Tarsal receptors are sensitive to sucrose, whereas the ovipositor sensilla are not and responses of the ovipositor mechanoreceptor units can be related to the oviposition behaviour of the moths.

Key Words

Stem-borers tarsal sensilla ovipositor sensilla sugar receptors Chilo partellus Eldana saccharina 


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© ICIPE 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. M. Waladde
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  1. 1.International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)NairobiKenya

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