ecdysis

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ecdysis

[′ek·də·səs]
(invertebrate zoology)
Molting of the outer cuticular layer of the body, as in insects and crustaceans.
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It is of interest that both male and female adults, with some teneral characteristics, were recorded at least 1.
This sharp increase in JH synthesis conveys information about teneral nutritional reserves and provides a signal to proceed with the previtellogenic maturation of the ovaries.
2%) teneral flies (young flies that have never taken a blood meal) were identified.
While no larvae were collected and no exuvia or teneral specimens were observed, the authors conclude that both sites contain substantial breeding populations of S.
Usually the spiders were seen in the midst of molt, or in pharate or teneral condition; however, a recent molt could be determined in all instances by the absence of the mark placed earlier on the carapace.
First day tenerals (newly emerged adults) cannot be marked safely with a number, but ink dots gently applied to teneral wings have no ill effects.
Remarks: The holotype is a teneral specimen and the species description was based only on features of genitalia.
SO; 1 m, 1 emerging teneral, 24 I 1999, Corcovado NP (on the trail from San Pedrillo to La Llorona), Puntarenas P, sighting.
In central New York, over-wintering adults oviposited and completed their life cycle in the spring, and teneral adults were collected prior to their dispersal from the temporary habitat [3].
Direct observation of fly-mite interactions in nature suggest that very young, teneral flies are more susceptible to infestation than older flies because they are unable to fly from the substrate when faced with approaching mites.
Reproduction was exceedingly successful in that year: teneral beetles outnumbered the parent generation by a factor of 10.