The wing-venation of the American cockroach Periplaneta americana Linn. (Insecta: Blattidae).
Article first published online: 21 AUG 2009
1951 The Zoological Society of London
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London
Volume 121, Issue 3, pages 501–509, November 1951
How to Cite
SMART, J. (1951), The wing-venation of the American cockroach Periplaneta americana Linn. (Insecta: Blattidae). Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 121: 501–509. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.1951.tb00750.x
- Issue published online: 30 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 21 AUG 2009
- Received November 23, 1950.
Differences are shown to exist in the interpretation of the venation of the wings of Periplaneta americana presented by a number of recent authors.
The venation of the wings is re-examined along with the tracheal system of the nymphal wing-pads. The two are compared.
An interpretation of the venation of tegmen and hind-wing is presented which is in agreement with the basic postulates of the Comstock-Needham system of vein-nomenclature. Snodgrass's (1935) terminology for the veins is applied.