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Title: Defensive glands in tenebrionid beetles
Authors: EI-Kashlan, I.H.
EI-Hamid, Madeha Abd
Helal, Eglal
Abdellatif, M.A.
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: King Saud University
Citation: Journal of King Saud University,Agriculture Science:7(2);317-322
Abstract: Tribolium confusum, T. castaneum and Tenebrio molitor have been recorded as serious and<br>dominant pests of stored grain and grain products. The defensive glands in Tenebrio molitor, Tribolium<br>confusum and T. castaneum Consist of two reservoirs located between the 5th and the 6th visible sternites<br>and each opens on the last visible sternum beside the anus. The glands are evident on the outer surface<br>and extend from the basal to the middle portion of the reservoir.<br>The size of defensive glands in Tenebrio molitor was slightly larger than that of Trlbolium confusum<br>or Tribolium castaneum. These defensive glands might secrete the benzoquinone and derivatives as men-tioned<br>by many authors.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/865
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