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The Category, Location and Ultrastructure of Scales of Adult Loxostege sticticalis L.(Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)
Author of the article:LIU Keke, XIAO Yonghong, CHENG Yunxia, LUO Lizhi
Author's Workplace:1. State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences, Beijing 100193, China;
2. College of Life Sciences, Jinggangshan University, Ji'an, Jiangxi Province 343009, China
Key Words:Loxostege sticticalis L.; scale; ultrastructure
Abstract:There were many kinds of scales located on adult Loxostege sticticalis, and these scales were vital for the long-distance migration and adaption to variable complex habitats. These scales could be classified into two categories by the structural characters: lamella and piliform. The lamellar scales were ovate or blade-like in cross section, such as serrated scales, spatulate scales, abdominal scale tufts and hook-shaped scales forming the thorax lock. Piliform scales were round in cross section, such as hairs along inner margin of hindwing and ventroposterior brush. The analysis of ultrastructure showed that the scale was consisted of several basic structures including longitudinal ridges, cross ribs, windows, lumen and mastoid process. All of these scales fitted into a socket, and involved some specific structures such as the particular hook bending tip of the hook-shaped scales, the mastoid process of abdominal scale tufts, and windows in hairs along inner margin of hindwing and ventroposterior brush. These scales developing from the epidermal cells born the various biological functions on adult body of L. sticticalis. In conclusion, the examination of scale ultrastructure may provide theoretical basis for the morphological, behavioral and evolutionary research.
2015,34(4): 524-533 收稿日期:2014-11-5
基金项目:公益性行业(农业)科研专项(201303057); 国家自然科学基金项目(31301656); 国家国际科技合作专项(2014DFR31250); 中国博士后科学基金第49批面上项目(20110490485)
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