Eur. J. Entomol. 99 (1): 91-98, 2002 | DOI: 10.14411/eje.2002.016

Comparative morphology of the spermatheca within the family Dinidoridae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)

Anna KOCOREK1, Teresa DANIELCZOK-DEMSKA2
1 Department of Biosystematics, University of Opole, Oleska 22, 45-052 Opole, Poland; e-mail: kocanka@uni.opole.pl
2 danielcz@uni.opole.pl

The spermathecae of eleven genera of the family Dinidoridae (Dinidorinae and Megymeninae) were studied. Four types of spermatheca morphology were observed. Possible use of the morphology of spermathecae in the taxonomy of Dinidoridae is discussed.

Keywords: Morphology, female, spermatheca, Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Dinidoridae

Received: December 21, 2000; Accepted: November 21, 2001; Published: March 15, 2002

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