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The Number of Testis Follicles in Miridae

Naturevolume 191page93 (1961) | Download Citation



THE male reproductive system of bugs has been investigated in detail for a handful of species1 or, in a range of species, quantitative data presented on the testis follicles2; but the dominant family in temperate climates, Miridae, has scarcely been examined—probably because of the difficulty specific determination presents to non-specialists.

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