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Anomalies de l'appareil urticant des chenilles du bombyx "Cul brun" Euproctis chrysorrhoea L. (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae)

Auteurs : Lamy (Michel) et Werno (Jérôme)

Année de publication : 1991
Publication : Annales de la Société entomologique de France
Volume : (N. S.), 27
Fascicule : 1
Pagination : 113-117

Résumé :

When collecting urticating hairs of Euproctis caterpillars, abnormalities are observed on urticant apparatus. Caterpillars collected in nature or caterpillars maintained in the laboratory are concerned. The 4th and 5th abdominal segments are specially affected. An abnormality is characterised by compete or partial disappearance of cuticular area in which the hairs are implanted. Causes of these abnormalities are discussed