Living With Modified Legs

Antennapedia mutant of Drosophila has a legs instead of antennae

Insect antennae contain a complex arrays of multiple receptor types. The antennae are platforms for chemo receptors responsible for the sense of smell. Antennae are called “feelers” in the popular literature in recognition of their role in tactile reception. Some insects are characterized by the usual features of the antennae that can have a variety of shapes. Why are the antenna shapes so varied and how does form affect…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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