• Subrectal glands of Reduviidae (Insecta—Heteroptera)

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      Reduviidae; subrectal glands; spumaline

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      The subrectal glands associated with the female reproductive system is a characteristic feature of Harpactorinae. These glands produce spumaline for gluing eggs to the substratum in a mass. Occurrence of subrectal glands have been investigated in 18 reduviid species. The gross morphology and histomorphology of these glands are illustrated and described.

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      Arun Rachel George1

      1. Department of Zoology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore - 641 046, India
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