1887

oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Hairs of dermestid larvae attached to spirit-preserved specimens in museums

Volume 21, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789

 

Abstract

While working on a collection of Opiliones from Madagascar which had been sent to me by Professor Max Vachon of the Paris National Museum, I was puzzled by the appearance of some peculiar hairs adhering to the mouthparts of a species of phalangodid harvest-spider, Anaceros humilis Lawr., in one of the phials. These hairs, which superficially suggested a peculiar type of sensory structure, were in all cases attached by their enlarged sperm-like heads to the spines and setae of the pedipalps, chelicerae and legs of the harvest-spiders; they were extremely minute, 0.5 mm in length, and were only detached and mounted on a slide with considerable difficulty.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/JESSA/21/1/AJA00128789_4044
1958-04-01
2016-12-11

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error