Arthropod Struct Dev 2018 Apr 20. Epub 2018 Apr 20.
Evolutionary Biology of Invertebrates, Institute of Evolution and Ecology, University of Tübingen, Germany.
Light, fluorescence, and electron microscopy were applied to cross sections and -breakage and whole-mount preparations of the anterior hindwing vein of the shield bug Graphosoma italicum. These analyses were complemented by investigations of the basal part of the forewing Corium and Clavus. The integration of structural, histological, and fluorescence data revealed a complex arrangement of both rigid and elastic structures in the wall of wing veins and provided insights into the constitution of transition zones between rigid and elastic regions. Read More