A SEM study on aedeagus and spermatheca of Cassida nebulosa Linnaeus, 1758 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) from Turkey

Abstract : 

It is accepted male genitalia are not diagnostic, spermathecae are partly diagnostic within the genus Cassida Linnaeus, 1758 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae). However, studies on genitalia have been based on only stereo microscope up to now. Ultrastructures of genitalia have never been studied except for a few works. The aim of this study is to determine whether the ultrastructural works are efficient. Spermathecae of totally 5 specimens of Cassida nebulosa Linnaeus, 1758 for the present work were collected from Konya province in Turkey in 1993 and 2006, which have been examined for the first time. Thus new diagnostic characters were obtained and it revealed that it was diagnostic from species in other subgenus. Photos of aedeagus and spermatheca in SEM as weel as in stereo microscope are also given in the text


Keyword : 

Cassida nebulosa, SEM, ultrastructure, aedeagus, spermatheca, Turkey


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