International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2022)

Sensory structures on the maxillary palp of the termite species Hospitalitermes jepsoni Snyder (Termitidae: Isoptera)


Khirod Sankar Das, Joycy Mary Kharthangmaw, K Chanreila L Nonglait, Cynthia Bansara Marwein, Sudipta Choudhury

The maxillary palp of the soldier and worker of the termite species H. jepsoni were examined by scanning electron microscopy to elucidate the sensory structures present on the palpal segments. We observed six different types of sensilla viz., sensillum chaetica (subtypes- SC-I, II, III, IV and V), sensillum trichodea (ST), sensillum trichodea curvata (STC), sensillum campaniformia (SCa), glandular pores (GP), basiconic capitates peg sensilla (BCPS) along with nano scale pores on the surface of the palpal segments. Morphological features of these palpal sensilla indicate that they may putatively function as gustatory, mechanosenory, olfactory, thermosensitive and proprioceptive mechanosensory.
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Khirod Sankar Das, Joycy Mary Kharthangmaw, K Chanreila L Nonglait, Cynthia Bansara Marwein, Sudipta Choudhury. Sensory structures on the maxillary palp of the termite species Hospitalitermes jepsoni Snyder (Termitidae: Isoptera). International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 171-177
International Journal of Entomology Research