Academic Scholarship

Focusing on morphology: applications and implications of confocal laser scanning microscopy (Diptera: Campichoetaetidae, Camillidae, and Drosophilidae)

Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 107(2), 323- 335, May 2005

Photo Needed Angela V. Klaus, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences
V. Schawaroch and D. Grimaldi

Confocal laser scanning microsocopy (CLSM) produces high fidelity, three-dimensional digital images of complex and phylogenetically informative, diagnostic insect structures such as the male genitalia. This study examined terminalia, mouthparts and antennae of five genera in three ephydroid fly families- Campichoetidae, Camillidae and Drosophilidae- by utilizing the natural fluorescence of insect tissues under visible light (543 nm) excitation.


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