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chordotonal

Chordotonal organ

Chordotonal organs are stretch receptors in insects and other arthropods. They are used to detect the position of the body segments and appendages, or, in tympanal organs, the vibrations caused by sounds.

References

Scoble, Malcolm J., 1992, The Lepidoptera: Form, Function and Diversity, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-854952-0.

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