The structural features of eggs of Zorotypus caudelli Karny are described in detail. The egg is elliptic with long and short diameters of 0.6 and 0.3. mm respectively, and creamy white. The egg shows a honeycomb pattern on its surface, without any specialized structures for hatching such as an operculum or a hatching line. The fringe formed by a fibrillar substance secreted after the completion of the chorion encircles the lateral surface. The egg layer is composed of an exochorion, an endochorion, and a vitelline envelope. The exochorion and endochorion are electron-dense and homogeneous in structure. The exochorion shows a perforation of numerous branching aeropyles. The exo- and endochorion are connected by numerous small columnar structures derived from the latter. The vitelline envelope is very thin and more electron-dense than the chorion. A pair of micropyles is present at the equator on the dorsal side of the egg. Originating at the micropyle, the micropylar canal runs through the chorion obliquely. The structural features of the eggs of Zoraptera were compared with those of other polyneopteran and paraneopteran orders. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

Mashimo, Y., Machida, R., Dallai, R., Gottardo, M., Mercati, D., Beutel, R.G. (2011). Egg structure of Zorotypus caudelli Karny (Insecta, Zoraptera, Zorotypidae). TISSUE & CELL, 43(4), 230-237 [10.1016/j.tice.2011.04.001].

Egg structure of Zorotypus caudelli Karny (Insecta, Zoraptera, Zorotypidae)

Dallai, Romano;Gottardo, Marco;Mercati, David;Beutel, Rolf G.
2011-01-01

Abstract

The structural features of eggs of Zorotypus caudelli Karny are described in detail. The egg is elliptic with long and short diameters of 0.6 and 0.3. mm respectively, and creamy white. The egg shows a honeycomb pattern on its surface, without any specialized structures for hatching such as an operculum or a hatching line. The fringe formed by a fibrillar substance secreted after the completion of the chorion encircles the lateral surface. The egg layer is composed of an exochorion, an endochorion, and a vitelline envelope. The exochorion and endochorion are electron-dense and homogeneous in structure. The exochorion shows a perforation of numerous branching aeropyles. The exo- and endochorion are connected by numerous small columnar structures derived from the latter. The vitelline envelope is very thin and more electron-dense than the chorion. A pair of micropyles is present at the equator on the dorsal side of the egg. Originating at the micropyle, the micropylar canal runs through the chorion obliquely. The structural features of the eggs of Zoraptera were compared with those of other polyneopteran and paraneopteran orders. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
Mashimo, Y., Machida, R., Dallai, R., Gottardo, M., Mercati, D., Beutel, R.G. (2011). Egg structure of Zorotypus caudelli Karny (Insecta, Zoraptera, Zorotypidae). TISSUE & CELL, 43(4), 230-237 [10.1016/j.tice.2011.04.001].
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