Entomological Review

, Volume 87, Issue 9, pp 1099–1108 | Cite as

Structure, function, and morphological conformity of the male and female genitalia in the true bug genus Pyrrhocoris fall. (Hymenoptera, Pyrrhocoridae)

  • D. A. Gapon


In representatives of the genus Pyrrhocoris examined, the male and female genitalia are highly congruent and possess a number of structures providing firm fixation of copulating individuals, at the same time ensuring a quick release of partners when necessary. Mechanic prevention of interspecific hybridization is realized in sympatric species and absent in allopatric ones.


Entomological Review Mushroom Body Ejaculatory Duct Female Genitalia Dorsal Wall 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Gapon
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  1. 1.Rostov State UniversityRostov-on-DonRussia

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