aedeagus


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aedeagus

[¦ē·dē′ā·gəs]
(invertebrate zoology)
The copulatory organ of a male insect.
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maura species was completed according to characteristics of the male aedeagus, which has 2 internal spines (Fig.
The most reliable characters for discrimination of Lilioceris species are those of the internal sac of the aedeagus.
The gonopore region of undissected males was conspicuous just below the styli, but the aedeagus was not visible (Figure 5).
1d), and aedeagus with about five pairs of apical leaflets (with thin margins) (Fig.
A morphological study of the Aedeagus with descriptions of new genera and species.
Posterior tip of the male hysterosoma was then held in a characteristic curved position, protruding the club shaped aedeagus upwards to the vagina of the female.
Character states associated with the aedeagus suggest a close relationship with H.
Taxonomic study of the genus Ctenocephalides Stiles & Collins, 1930 (Insecta: Siphonaptera:Pulicidae) by using Aedeagus characters.
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9) Part or all of the aedeagus is held by some authors to be of a secondary, non-appendicular nature but others consider it to be formed by the division of the gonapophyses of the 9th abdominal segment, the two median halves fusing during development to form the penis while the lateral halves constitute the parameres (EVW 754).