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Occurrence and Function of the Provisional Embryonic Cuticle of a Lepidopteran

Naturevolume 187page1040 (1960) | Download Citation



THE provisional embryonic cuticle has been noticed in several groups of insects such as Aphidae, Orthoptera, Hemiptera, Neuroptera and some types of Coleoptera1. It was, therefore, of interest to note the presence of the provisional embryonic cuticle in the hitherto unreported group of Lepidoptera.

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  1. 1

    Wigglesworth, V. B., “Insect Physiology”, second ed. (Methuen, London, 1950).

  2. 2

    Sikes, E. K., and Wigglesworth, V. B., Quart. J. Micro. Sci., 79, 165 (1931).

  3. 3

    Sharan, R. K., Ann. Zool., 3, 1 (1958) ; Curr. Sci., 28, 72 (1959).

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  1. Department of Zoology, Science College, Patna, India

    • R. K. SHARAN


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