Larval sex identification of in vivo and long-term ethanol-preserved social wasps

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2020-01-01

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De Souza, André Rodrigues
da Silva, Rafael Carvalho
Ferreira, Ríudo Paiva
Mateus, Sidnei
Prato, Amanda
Oi, Cintia Akemi
Noll, Fernando Barbosa [UNESP]
Lino-Neto, José

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Larval genital discs are sexually dimorphic in many social wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). These sexual traits are visible in vivo and in long-term ethanol-preserved samples. Genital disc morphology provides a cheap, quick, and accurate way to distinguish larvae of females and males.

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genital discs, gonopores, Hymenoptera, imaginal discs, larval morphology, reproductive rudiments, sexual dimorphism, Vespidae

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Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata.