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Feeding and the salivary gland response in free-ranging yellow-winged grasshoppers (Gastrimargus musicus)

Wahida, O. Nurul; Cooper, Paul D.


Yellow-winged grasshoppers (Gastrimargus musicus) were captured in the field to examine the morphology and amine immunohistochemistry of their salivary glands. Fifty-eight grasshoppers were collected, with only five being males. Eight of 53 female grasshoppers had food in their crop, and the salivary glands of those insects were significantly heavier than those of grasshoppers without food in their crops. The salivary gland of the yellow-winged grasshopper was an acinar-type gland, similar to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-11-20
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Zoology
DOI: 10.1071/ZO14068


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