Project 2517: D. A. Woller, H. Song. 2017. Investigating the Functional Morphology of Genitalia During Copulation in the Grasshopper Melanoplus rotundipennis (Scudder, 1878) via Correlative Microscopy. Journal of Morphology. 278 (3):334-359.

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Melanoplus rotundipennis

Melanoplus rotundipennis (unvouchered)


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Fig. 13: 3D reconstructions (in copula positions) and a DSLR image of female internal genitalia and greater reproductive system components of Melanoplus rotundipennis (posterior to right unless otherwise noted): A. all components, left lateral view; B. vulval sclerite, dorsal view; C. DSLR, vulval sclerite, posterior view, dorsal upwards; D. vulval sclerite, ventral view; E. bursa complex and vulval sclerite, left lateral, cut-away view; F. bursa complex, left lateral view; G. bursa complex, dorsal view; H. spermathecal complex, quasi-dorsal view; I. spermathecal complex, ventral view (muscle tissue of spermathecal complex removed).

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