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Invertebrate Brain Gallery

Many invertebrate animals have evolved a rich variety of brains (head ganglia). Unusually large brains of squids and octopuses and small but sophisticated brains of arthropods, especially those of insects, are among the most fascinating brains created on earth by natural selection. Here, photographs of invertebrates of 6 phyla, 35 orders and 47 species and those of their central nervous systems are presented, with brief explanations of their characteristics. Enjoy seeing the pictures and consider evolution of brains in invertebrates. These images can be only used for research and education freely. Providers (Dr. Makoto Mizunami) have copyright for images and documents.

Platypus quercivorus Back to the top page of brain gallery
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Platypus
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Body of Platypus
quercivorus
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Platypus quercivorus
Brain
Author Comment
miyamoto
2016-07-21
19:15
Oak ambrosia beetle / Platypus quercivorus
Coleoptera. 4.5-5 mm in body length. Females carry pathogenic fungus, Raffaelae quercivora, which causes Japanese oak wilt. A male makes a tunnel on a body of a tree, and afterward a female enters the tunnel, mates and lays eggs. Inside of the tunnel, hatched larvae will grow up until they become adults. Finally, new emerged adults will fly out from the tree for finding a new host tree.

Provider: Ryuichi Okada (Hyogo University)


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ID61
Authormiyamoto
Date2016-07-21
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Keyword

Arthropoda
  • Insecta
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