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Stick Insect Antennae

  • Volker Dürr
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Part of the Scholarpedia book series (SCHP)

Abstract

Insects have an elaborate sense of touch. Their most important source for tactile information is the pair of feelers on the head: the antennae (Figure 1; singular: antenna). The stick insect Carausius morosus is one of four major study organisms for the insect tactile sense.
Figure 1

The stick insect Carausius morosus (de Sinéty 1901) carries a pair of long and straight feelers, or antennae. They are the main sensory organs for touch and smell

Keywords

Stick Insect Sensory Hair Joint Axis Chordotonal Organ Suboesophageal Ganglion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Volker Dürr
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  1. 1.Bielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany

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