Description of Reproductive System of Indian Water Scorpion, Laccotrephes maculatus Fabr. (Hemiptera, Heteroptera: Nepidae)

  • Babita Khandelwal Department of Zoology, BSA College, Mathura-281004, U.P., India.
  • Y. C. Gupta Department of Zoology, BSA College, Mathura-281004, U.P., India.
  • Kanhiya Mahour Experimental Laboratory, Department of Zoology, R.P.P.G. College, Kamalganj, Farrukhabad-209724, U.P., India. http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7059-6274
Keywords: Testis, Vas efferens, Seminal vesicle, Ductus ejaculatorius, Ovaries, Ovarioles, Terminal filament

Abstract

Water scorpion, Laccotrephes maculatus Fabr. is unisexual and exhibits sexual dimorphism. The males are relatively smaller with conspicuous commexival spine and possess distinct external genitalia. The male reproductive organs include a pair of testis, a pair of vasa deferentia, a pair of vesicula seminalis, two pairs of accessory glands and unpaired median ductus ejaculatorious. The female reproductive organs possess a pair of ovaries, a pair of lateral oviducts, a common oviductus communis, a vagina and the spermatotheca.

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Published
2019-07-05
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Khandelwal, B., Gupta, Y., & Mahour, K. (2019). Description of Reproductive System of Indian Water Scorpion, Laccotrephes maculatus Fabr. (Hemiptera, Heteroptera: Nepidae). Journal of Advanced Laboratory Research in Biology, 10(3), 52-64. Retrieved from https://e-journal.sospublication.co.in/index.php/jalrb/article/view/302
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