On the morphology of reproductive organs in the grass midge, Orseola difficilis Gagne (Cecidomyidae: Diptera)

ANSARI, M.H. and PANDEY. P.N.

ABSTRACT: The reproductive organs of the grass-midge. Orseolia difficilis Gagne are described. The egg
laying apparatus is simple and lamellate, but the ovary is characteristic; it possesses about 75 ovarioles arranged like a bunch of grapes. Each ovariole has a large ripe ovum and a small unripe ovum. The male genitalia is simple but sclerotized. The testes are unique in having a terminal filament.

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