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The Eltringham organ and a new thoracic gland: Ultrastructure and presumed pheromone function (Insecta. Myrmeleontidae)

Elofsson, Rolf LU and Löfqvist, Jan (1974) In Zoologica Scripta 3. p.31-40
Abstract
Eltringham's organ is a club-like projection from the posterior margin of hind-wings of some myrmeleontid insects. It bears laterally directed setae, each having a specialized epidermal cell beneath, which gives off secretion into a sub-setal lumen. The lumen continues into the wall of the moat-like socket of the setae. Eltringham's organ fits into an excavation of the lateral body wall connected with the opening of a thoracic gland. The thoracic gland in these animals has not previously been described. It consists of a hollow tube, feebly developed in females. The tube wall houses two cell types: gland cells and cuticular cells. The latter form the cuticle of the general duct lumen and a specialized duct leading from each gland cell. The... (More)
Eltringham's organ is a club-like projection from the posterior margin of hind-wings of some myrmeleontid insects. It bears laterally directed setae, each having a specialized epidermal cell beneath, which gives off secretion into a sub-setal lumen. The lumen continues into the wall of the moat-like socket of the setae. Eltringham's organ fits into an excavation of the lateral body wall connected with the opening of a thoracic gland. The thoracic gland in these animals has not previously been described. It consists of a hollow tube, feebly developed in females. The tube wall houses two cell types: gland cells and cuticular cells. The latter form the cuticle of the general duct lumen and a specialized duct leading from each gland cell. The gland cells have a microvilli-filled cavity which collects the secretion. The thoracic gland produces a pheromone secretion whose distribution is aided by Eltringham's organ where present. (Less)
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10.1111/j.1463-6409.1974.tb00801.x
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  abstract     = {Eltringham's organ is a club-like projection from the posterior margin of hind-wings of some myrmeleontid insects. It bears laterally directed setae, each having a specialized epidermal cell beneath, which gives off secretion into a sub-setal lumen. The lumen continues into the wall of the moat-like socket of the setae. Eltringham's organ fits into an excavation of the lateral body wall connected with the opening of a thoracic gland. The thoracic gland in these animals has not previously been described. It consists of a hollow tube, feebly developed in females. The tube wall houses two cell types: gland cells and cuticular cells. The latter form the cuticle of the general duct lumen and a specialized duct leading from each gland cell. The gland cells have a microvilli-filled cavity which collects the secretion. The thoracic gland produces a pheromone secretion whose distribution is aided by Eltringham's organ where present.},
  author       = {Elofsson, Rolf and Löfqvist, Jan},
  issn         = {0300-3256},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {31--40},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Zoologica Scripta},
  title        = {The Eltringham organ and a new thoracic gland: Ultrastructure and presumed pheromone function (Insecta. Myrmeleontidae)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-6409.1974.tb00801.x},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {1974},
}