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The Types and Distribution of Setae on the Larval Legs of <i>Neoperla Geniculata</i>

Fumiko Tamura, Yu Isobe and Tadashi Oishi

in International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography, and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780520098688
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520943803 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520098688.003.0022
The Types and Distribution of Setae on the Larval Legs of Neoperla Geniculata

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This chapter investigates the morphology and distribution of setae on each segment of the larval legs in Neoperla geniculata using a scanning electron microscope. It discusses observations on ventral and dorsal surfaces of the femur, tibia, and the third tarsus of all legs, and describes five types of setae found along the different leg segments. These five setae types on the larval legs have similar structures and distributions between the early larvae and the final instar larvae, except for setal density.

Keywords: larval legs; Neoperla geniculata; morphology; setae; scanning electron microscope; femur; tibia; instar larvae; setal density

Chapter.  2926 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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