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Spectral transmission through the cuticle of the american cockroach, Periplaneta americana






Journal of Insect Physiology 23(1): 1-4

Spectral transmission through the cuticle of the american cockroach, Periplaneta americana

Small pieces of cuticle were removed from various regions of the cockroach P. americana, to determine the relative transmittance qualities across the visible and IR regions of the spectrum: wing tip; abdominal tergite and sternite; light and dark pigmented areas of the pronotum; vertex; 2 pairs of wing tips plus underlying tergite. The transmittance across the spectral areas investigated showed significant differences in .mu.W/cm2 between the cuticular areas assayed. A single wing tip possessed high transmittance qualities whereas the vertex and lesser pigmented cuticle showed considerably lower percent transmission.


Accession: 006459979

PMID: 858926

DOI: 10.1016/0022-1910(77)90100-7



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