Ultrastructures of aedeagus and spermatheca of Chaetocnema coccinna (Marsham, 1802) (Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) by Scanning Electron Microscope

Abstract : ABSTRACT: The paper presents unknown ultrastructures of aedeagus and spermatheca of Chaetocnema concinna (Marsham, 1802) which is the type species of the subgenus Chaetocnema (Chaetocnema) Stephens, 1831 are studied and figured under both stereo microscope and Scanning Electron Microscope from Turkey for the first time. The studied specimens were collected from Ankara, Balıkesir, Çankırı, Kayseri, Samsun and Yozgat provinces in 1934, 1972, 1978, 1982, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Aedeagi and spermathecae so far were studied on the basis of only stereo microscopic studies within the genus Chaetocnema Stephens. Until now, there is no any ultrastructural study with SEM on male and female genitalia of Chaetocnema species, therefore, the present study is the first for this purpose. In accordance with this, to reveal and to obtain new diagnostic characters with ultrastructural and detailed investigations of aedeagus and spermatheca of the species Chaetocnema concinna is basically aimed with this study. It is revealed new diagnostic characters for both the aedeagus and spermatheca by investigations on ultrastructural morphologies in SEM.
Keyword : Ultrastructure, aedeagus, spermatheca, SEM, Chaetocnema coccinna, Turkey
Author(s) : Ekmekçi, H., Özdikmen, H., Bal, N., Amutkan Mutlu, D., Suludere, Z.
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Published Issue : 2023 Vol. 18 Supplement

2023 Vol. 18 Supplement