A SEM study on aedeagus and spermatheca of Cassida hablitziae Motschulsky, 1838 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) from Turkey

Abstract : 

The paper presents ultrastructures observed by SEM of aedeagus and spermatheca of Cassida hablitziae Motschulsky, 1838 (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 in SEM as weel as photos in stereo microscope are also given in the text. Cassida hablitziae Motschulsky, 1838 is the first record for D�zce province in Turkey.


Keyword : 

Cassida hablitziae, SEM, ultrastructures, aedeagus, spermatheca, Turkey


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