Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2012

Journal or Book Title

The Canadian Entomologist

Volume

144

Issue

2

First Page

273

Last Page

290

DOI

10.4039/tce.2012.27

Abstract

The morphology of all life stages of the semi-aquatic nematocerous fly, Axymyia furcata McAtee (Diptera: Axymyiidae), is documented, with emphasis on use of scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Our data on some life stages (e.g., egg, first-instar larvae) represent the first SEM examination of these stages in axymyiids. Among the unexpected results is absence of an egg burster in first instars. Most characters provided little evidence of a phylogenetic relationship with any other clade of nematocerous Diptera, reflecting a need for comprehensive morphological studies of the immatures of many families.

Comments

This article is from The Canadian Entomologist 144 (2012): 273–290, doi:10.4039/tce.2012.27. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Entomological Society of Canada

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Entomology Commons

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