Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_4336

See Ribaga organ of bed bugs. This pocket-like structure is situated below the body cover and has no opening to the outside. Males try to fill it (by help of their hook-like  aedeagus) with sperms (by penetration of the body wall).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany