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Preliminary observations of sperm storage in Adalia bipunctata (Coleoptera : Coccinellidae): sperm size and number

Arnaud, Ludovic LU ; Spinneux, Y and Haubruge, E (2003) In Applied Entomology and Zoology 38(3). p.301-304
Abstract
Sperm storage in Adalia bipunctata (L.) (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) was examined and compared between diapausing and non-diapausing females. We observed that non-diapausing females store on average 13,688 (+/-722, S.E.) sperm in their spermatheca and that every female examined had sperm in storage (n = 16). In contrast, most diapausing females had empty spermatheca and only two had sperm in storage (n = 15). Mean sperm number in diapausing females was 250 (+/-112, S.E.). The mean length of the spermatozoa stored by non-diapausing females was 2,068.5 mum (+/-9.8, S.E.), ranging from 1,530.8 to 3,171.7 mum. Sperm length in diapausing females was only measurable in one female and was of 2,102.9 mum (+/-22.4, S.E.).
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spermatheca, diapause, two-spot ladybird, Coleoptera, Coccinellidae
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Applied Entomology and Zoology
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3
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301 - 304
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JAPAN SOC APPL ENTOMOL ZOOL
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  abstract     = {Sperm storage in Adalia bipunctata (L.) (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) was examined and compared between diapausing and non-diapausing females. We observed that non-diapausing females store on average 13,688 (+/-722, S.E.) sperm in their spermatheca and that every female examined had sperm in storage (n = 16). In contrast, most diapausing females had empty spermatheca and only two had sperm in storage (n = 15). Mean sperm number in diapausing females was 250 (+/-112, S.E.). The mean length of the spermatozoa stored by non-diapausing females was 2,068.5 mum (+/-9.8, S.E.), ranging from 1,530.8 to 3,171.7 mum. Sperm length in diapausing females was only measurable in one female and was of 2,102.9 mum (+/-22.4, S.E.).},
  author       = {Arnaud, Ludovic and Spinneux, Y and Haubruge, E},
  issn         = {1347-605X},
  keyword      = {spermatheca,diapause,two-spot ladybird,Coleoptera,Coccinellidae},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {301--304},
  publisher    = {JAPAN SOC APPL ENTOMOL ZOOL},
  series       = {Applied Entomology and Zoology},
  title        = {Preliminary observations of sperm storage in Adalia bipunctata (Coleoptera : Coccinellidae): sperm size and number},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/},
  volume       = {38},
  year         = {2003},
}