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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 106, No. 6, 2011, pp. 769-772
Bioline Code: oc11130
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 106, No. 6, 2011, pp. 769-772

 en Description of the cave organ in three species of the genus Belminus check for this species in other resources (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) by optical and scanning electron microscopy
Sandoval, Claudia; Nieves, Elsa; Angulo, Victor & Aldana, Elis

Abstract

The cave organ is a sensory receptor in the antenna pedicel of some Reduviidae check for this species in other resources . This paper describes this organ for the first time in three species of the genus Belminus check for this species in other resources , Belminus corredori check for this species in other resources , Belminus ferroae check for this species in other resources and Belminus herreri check for this species in other resources , by optical and scanning electron microscopy. The structures presented a general pattern similar to one reported for other species of Triatominae.

Keywords
sensory organs, pedicellar structure, antenna

 
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