PMID: 18631527Jan 1, 1970

The fine structure and deposition of the larval cuticle of the sheep blowfly (Lucilia Cuprina)

Tissue & Cell
B K Filshie


The cuticle of Lucilia is composed of an untanned endocuticle and a complex epicuticle of four layers, superficial layer, outer epicuticle, cuticulin and dense layer. The outer epicuticle and attached epicuticular filaments are resistant to acid hydrolysis. During deposition of the cuticle of each larval instar, the cuticulin and dense layers are formed first, followed by the outer epicuticle, which appears to be laid down by secretions from the epidermis passing through the cuticulin via epicuticular filaments. The outer epicuticle is found in the position normally occupied by the wax layer of other insect species.


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