Morphological Studies on Male and Female Genitalia of Myrmecaelurus acerbus (Walker, 1853) (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae)


  • Zoological Survey of India, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053
  • Zoological Survey of India, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053
  • Zoological Survey of India, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053



Genitalia, Morphology, Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Sensilla.


Morphological studies were conducted on male and female genitalia of Myrmecaelurus acerbus (Walker, 1853) using light microscopy as well as scanning electron microscopy. Detailed descriptions of the genitalia of both male and female have been given. Three main types of sensilla i.e. sensilla chaetica, sensilla trichoidea and sensilla coeloconica were observed for the first time and their possible role have been discussed.


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Simarjit Kaur, Zoological Survey of India, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053






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Kaur, S., Rajmohana, K., & Pandher, M. S. (2019). Morphological Studies on Male and Female Genitalia of <i>Myrmecaelurus acerbus</i> (Walker, 1853) (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae). Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 119(4), 438–443.





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