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Mechanism of secretion of the contents of the mandibular glands of Plodia interpunctella larvae

Mossadegh, M. S. (1978) Mechanism of secretion of the contents of the mandibular glands of Plodia interpunctella larvae. Physiological Entomology, 3 (4). pp. 335-340. ISSN 03076962 (ISSN)

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Abstract

ABSTRACT. Larvae of Plodia interpunctella deposit droplets of mandibular gland secretion onto silk filaments connecting particles within the substrate they inhabit, and on to the substrate itself. Active participation of the mouthparts is necessary for both the formation and deposition of these droplets along the filaments and occurs as the silk is spun. Deposition of secretion directly on the substratum does not involve the mouthparts and appears to result from contact between the lower surface of the head and the substratum. Larvae from which the mandibular glands have been removed by excision neither produce droplets on silk nor deposit them on the substratum. Those which are incapable of spinning silk due to cauterization of the spinneret are still able to deposit secretion on the substratum, however. Deposition of secretion on silk webbing does not occur when the setae which regulate formation of droplets on filaments are removed by shaving. Droplets are not characteristic of a particular larval instar but are produced by larvae of all instars as a normal function which does not depend upon intraspecific encounters. Four other Lepidopteran pests, Ephestia elutella, Ephestia cautella, Anagasta kuehniella and Antigasta catolaunalis, were also found to produce droplets of mandibular gland secretion in a similar manner to larvae of P. interpunctella. Copyright © 1978, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2018 13:14
URI: http://eprints.ajums.ac.ir/id/eprint/19811

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