Strand receptors associated with the femoral chordotonal organs of locust legs
Journal of Experimental Biology 116: 331-342
The so-called flexor strand of the femoral chordotonal organ of the locust jumping leg was found to be innervated by a single sensory neurone with its cell body in the metathoracic ganglion. The strand is therefore a new mechanoreceptor of the strand receptor class. It is sensitive to extension of the femoro-tibial joint. The innervation is rather unusual in the hind leg as well as in the fore and middle legs.