Ectospermalege

Some articles on ectospermalege:

Spermalege - Function
... The ectospermalege is visible externally in most bed bug species, giving the male a target through which to impale the female ... In species without an externally visible ectospermalege, traumatic insemination takes place over a wide range of the body surface ... penetrate the abdomen at a number of points independent of the presence of an ectospermalege ...
Spermalege - Structure
... distinct parts, known as the ectospermalege and mesospermalege ... The ectospermalege is derived from the ectoderm ... the wall of the haemocoel, directly beneath the groove of the ectospermalege ...
Homosexual Traumatic Insemination
... Afrocimex, both species have well developed ectospermalege (but only females have a mesospermalege) ... The male ectospermalege is slightly different from that found in females, and amazingly enough, Carayon (1966) found that male Afrocimex bugs suffer actual homosexual traumatic inseminations ... He found the male ectospermalege often showed characteristic mating scars, and histological studies showed "foreign" sperm were widely dispersed in the bodies of ...