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Respiratory system and respiratory behaviors of Luciola leii larvae
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Key Words:Luciola leii, larval respiratory system, larval respiratory behavior

The structure of respiratory system and respiratory behaviors of Luciola leii larvae were studied. The results showed that there were only tracheas without air sacs in the whole respiratory system of L. leii larvae. The spiracles were located on prothorax, mesothorax and metathorax, where no tracheal gills were distributed. Both the spiracles and tracheal gills were located on the 1st~8th segments of abdomen and tracheal gills connected with the basement of the atrium which formed the shape of “ ". The tracheas in the tracheal gills connected with the spiracular trachea. L. leii larvae had three kinds of respiratory behaviors:  using thoracic spiracles, abdominal spiracles and tracheal gills to breathe, in which the abdominal spiracles were primarily used.


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