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Morphology of Axymyia furcata (Diptera: Axymyiidae), including scanning electron microscopy of all life stages
The Canadian Entomologist
  • Matthew W. Wihlm, Iowa State University
  • Rebecca B. Sam, Iowa State University
  • Gregory W. Courtney, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Disciplines
Publication Date
4-1-2012
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.
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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
Date Available
2014-07-02
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Matthew W. Wihlm, Rebecca B. Sam and Gregory W. Courtney. "Morphology of Axymyia furcata (Diptera: Axymyiidae), including scanning electron microscopy of all life stages" The Canadian Entomologist Vol. 144 Iss. 2 (2012) p. 273 - 290
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gregory_courtney/11/