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Title: Morphological and histological study of the forewing of Aleyrodes proletella (Linnaeus 1758) (Sternorrhyncha, Hemiptera) with a comparative analysis of forewings among Sternorrhyncha infraorders
Authors: Franielczyk-Pietyra, Barbara
Depa, Łukasz
Węgierek, Piotr
Keywords: Forewing morphology; Wing veins; Cross section; Aleyrodids; Sternorrhyncha
Issue Date: 29-May-2019
Citation: Zoomorphology, 29 May 2019
Abstract: Identification of whiteflies is based mainly on larval stages and generally very little is known about wings of these insects. Therefore, both sides of the forewings of Aleyrodes proletella were studied using histological methods, light and scanning electron microscopes. Studies confirm the occurrence of only three veins on forewings: the costal, radial and anal ones; only the anal vein lies under the anal fold. A campaniform and trichoid sensilla are present. The shape of wax secretions and wing margins is described. The comparative analysis of forewing structures contains new data for all Sternorrhyncha infraorders. The current results confirm the monophyly of the group, but place aphids closer to psyllids. The analysis of forewing base indicates that its general model is similar among Sternorrhyncha, but there occur some intergroup differences. Ways of wing folding depend on the structure of thorax.
DOI: 10.1007/s00435-019-00449-1
ISSN: 0720-213X
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