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anatomy of a female butterflyclick to hear

anatomy of a female butterfly anus heart colon rectum dorsal blood vessel salivary gland opening of copulatory bursa oviduct seminal receptacle ovary Malpighian tubules intestine esophagus copulatory bursa crop

anus click to hear

Terminal orifice of the digestive tract enabling ejection of fecal matter.

heart click to hear

Muscular organ helping blood to circulate.

colon click to hear

Portion of the intestine in front of the rectum.

rectum click to hear

Terminal part of the intestine located between the colon and the anus.

dorsal blood vessel click to hear

Canal through which the blood circulates; it is located on the central line of the back of the insect.

salivary gland click to hear

Organ located in the buccal cavity; it secretes saliva and enables especially the digestion of food.

opening of copulatory bursa click to hear

Opening allowing copulation by the male butterfly and entry of sperm into the copulatory bursa.

oviduct click to hear

Canal through which the eggs are expelled from the ovaries.

seminal receptacle click to hear

Pouch where sperm is stored for fertilizing the eggs.

ovary click to hear

Female genital gland producing the eggs.

Malpighian tubules click to hear

Fine tubes appended to the intestine and helping in the excretion process.

intestine click to hear

Portion of the digestive tract extending from the crop to the anus.

esophagus click to hear

Canal in the anterior part of the digestive tract; it carries food to the crop.

copulatory bursa click to hear

Pouch in which sperm accumulates before entering the seminal receptacle.

crop click to hear

Large bulge at the back of the esophagus; it can dilate to receive food.