The Hessian fly (Phytophaga destructor Say) larva has besides the head twelve well defined body segments, each bearing a pair of spiracles, except the second and twelfth. The respiratory, circulatory, nervous and digestive systems are similar to those described for related dipterous larvae. The full grown larva, similar to other maggots, has its body practically filled with masses of adipose tissue.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 1931
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