Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Malpighian Tubules

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1695
Long slender ducts found in the hemocoel that collect nitrogenous wastes, solutes and water, and terminate at the juncture of the midgut and the hindgut. A key component of the excretory system (Fig. 4).
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