Figure 1.

Overview of female reproductive tract in Sepsis secunda Melander & Spuler 1917 [dorso-ventral orientation] and in Sepsis fulgens Meigen 1826 [lateral orientation]. (A, C) Photograph of female tract taken under differential interference contrast (DIC); (B, D) Schematic illustration of female tract depicting the common oviduct (oc), vagina (va), two spermathecae (sp), the two accessory glands (ag), ventral evagination (ve), ventral receptacle (vr), dorsal sclerite (ds), sternite VIII (StVIII) and ovipositor (ov) [scale bar = 0.5 mm].

Puniamoorthy et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010 10:275   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-275
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