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International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography, and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies$
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F. R.Hauer and Anthony Welch

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520098688

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520098688.001.0001

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Morphology, Ultrastructure and Function of the Palmen Body and Contact Mallet

Morphology, Ultrastructure and Function of the Palmen Body and Contact Mallet

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(p.369) Morphology, Ultrastructure and Function of the Palmen Body and Contact Mallet
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International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography, and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies
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T. J. Fink

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520098688.003.0023

This chapter describes the correct morphology, ultrastructure, and formation of the Palmen body and contact mallet in mature mayflys. The three-dimensional analysis reveals that Palmen bodies appear to lack the inner epicuticle and granular layer which the tracheal cuticle posses. The chapter suggests that Palmen bodies and contact mallets are not innervated and probably have no real function, as evident from body and head tracheal comparisons with Odonata.

Keywords:   Palmen body, contact mallet, mature mayfly, morphology, inner epicuticle, tracheal cuticle, Odonata

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