postantennal organ


postantennal organ
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
In some Collembola, a variously shaped structure (ring-like, rosette, or complex), immediately behind the antennal bases; comprised of sense-cell and several enveloping cells, possibly functioning as a chemorecepter.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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