Proceedings: Animal Sciences

, Volume 94, Issue 5, pp 533–545 | Cite as

Ultrastructure of the eggs of Reduviidae: I. Eggs of Piratinae (Insecta—Heteroptera)

  • E T Haridass


Eggs of Piratinae are unique among reduviids in possessing stellate chorionic filaments that remain exposed even after the insertion of the egg into the ground. These eggs have developed many structures for supplying ambient oxygen to the developing embryo inside them. The ultrastructure of the chorion, the operculum and the aeromicropylar system of the eggs of seven species of piratinae bugs are reported.


Reduviidae Piratinae, egg chorion operculum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E T Haridass
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  1. 1.Entomology Research InstituteLoyola CollegeMadrasIndia

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