endophallus

endophallus

[¦en·dō′fal·əs]
(invertebrate zoology)
Inner wall of the phallus of insects.
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(S.) ecuadorensis in the distinct dorsal posthumeral humplike protuberance on the elytra, weaker convex pronotum and form (narrow and long) of the basal sclerite of the endophallus.
It is rigidly connected to the inner surface of the zygoma by two oblique columns, which have to be cut through to extract the endophallus from the cingulum.
The mating is so forceful that he leaves a part of himself, the endophallus, inside the queen.
Endophallus: endophallic sclerite curved inwards, indistinct, forming a well-developed and dorsally curved endophallic crest (Figs.
4) closed anteriorly, with border rounded; aedeagal arch narrowing posteriorly; external parameres broad, blunt ended, with a row of pores on outer edge posteriorly; endophallus with nine small, elongate, spindle shaped sclerites.
In Megalopus armatus (Megalopodidae) the male has a long endophallus with complex membranous protuberances and a terminal flagellum that probably reaches the spermatheca.
Endophallus slender; ventral aedeagal valves slender and strongly elongated; valves of cingulum slender and elongated, ventral aedeagal valves and valves of cingulum enclosed in a wide ectophallic sheath; anterior apodemes of aedeagus divergent with rounded apices; gonopore process pointed; zygoma wide, apodemes of cingulum parallel with acute apices.
19); endophallus between aedeagal apodeme with 2 pairs of pointed, sclerotised structures, one pair with curved, hollow, cone-like structure in which another pair is placed (Fig.
Endophallus long and thin (but not flagello-shaped); joined to the parameres by simple temones having two dorsal structures of differing shape and size.
Rami well developed, encircling the endophallus, but not fused ventrally.