A SEM study on aedeagus and spermatheca of Cassida seraphina M�n�tries, 1836 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) from Turkey

Abstract : 

The paper presents ultrastructures observed by SEM of aedeagus and spermatheca of Cassida seraphina M�n�tries, 1836 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) from Turkey for the first time. Male genitalia are not diagnostic, spermathecae are partly diagnostic within the genus Cassida Linnaeus, 1758. Accordingly, ultrastructural investigations of aedeagus and spermatheca are very important to obtain new diagnostic characters in the genus Cassida. Photos of aedeagus and spermatheca in SEM as weel as photos of aedeagus and spermatheca in stereo microscope are also given in the text.


Keyword : 

Cassida seraphina, SEM, ultrastructures, aedeagus, spermatheca, Turkey


Author(s) : , F. Ataş, H. Özdikmen, N. Bal, D. Amutkan Mutlu, Z. Suludere
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