Fine structure and distribution of antennal sensilla of stink bug <i>Arma chinensis</i> (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)
Scanning electron microscopy was used to examine the morphology, ultrastructure, and distribution of antennal sensilla of the stink bug Arma chinensis. Two types of sensilla trichodea (ST1–2), four types of sensilla basiconica (SB 1– 4), one type of sensilla chaetica (SCH), one type of sensilla cavity (SCA) and one type of sensilla coeloconica (SCO) were distinguished on the antennae in both sexes. ST1 and ST2 were absent from the scape and pedicel. SB1 were absent from the scape. SB2 were distributed throughout the antennae. SB3 were located on the second pedicel and the two flagellomeres. SB4 were absent from the second flagellomere. SCH was observed on the second pedicel and the two flagellomeres. SCA and SCO occurred only on the second flagellomere. SB1 clusters occurred on the distal part of the second flagellomere. We compared the morphology and structure of these sensilla to other Heteroptera and discuss their possible functions.