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Fig. 1 | BMC Zoology

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From: Life as a fortress – structure, function, and adaptive values of morphological and chemical defense in the oribatid mite Euphthiracarus reticulatus (Actinotrichida)

Fig. 1

Scanning electron micrographs (a-d, f-k) and SRµCT data (e) of several adult specimens of Euphthiracarus reticulatus. a Ventral view. b Lateral view. Black arrowhead points to gland opening (see also e) c Anterior view. d Posterior view. e Pore of the opisthonotal gland (black arrowhead) and reservoir (white arrowhead). f Detail of the prodorsum and lateral anterior tectum, lateral view. g Detail of the bothridial scale; note the stress marks. h Detail of the anterior interlocking triangle. j Detail of posterior view showing the notogastral fissure. The faint posterior interlocking triangle is not visible. k Detail of the prodorsum and lateral anterior tectum, anterior view. bs, bothridial scale; car, carina of the prodorsum; carHV, carina of the holoventral plates; d, ventral tooth of lateral anterior tectum; HV, holoventral plates; NG, notogaster; PL, plicature plates; PR, prodorsum; ss, sensillus; TLA, lateral anterior tectum; tn, tectonotal notch; TPN, pronotal tectum

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