Brochosomal coatings of the integument of leafhoppers (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae)

Roman A. Rakitov

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Abstract

Superhydrophobic properties of natural and man-made surfaces arise from the combination of chemical hydrophobicity with omplex, fractal texture at the micron and submicron range (reviewed in Quere 2005). In plants and animals alike, such complex textures are usually formed by outgrowths of the integument or by particles of wax secreted by the integument (Cassie and Baxter 1945, Fogg 1948, Holdgate 1955, Holloway 1970, Juniper 1991, Wagner et al. 1996, 2003, Barthlott and Neinhuis 1997, Feng et al. 2002). In most cases, the location of these textures on the body and their regular structure are passively determined by the underlying epidermis. Some insects, however, produce and maintain particulate hydrophobic coatings on their bodies in specific behaviors. 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFunctional Surfaces in Biology
Subtitle of host publicationLittle Structures with Big Effects
EditorsStanislav N. Gorb
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages113-137
Number of pages25
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4020-6697-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-4020-6696-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Keywords

  • INHS
  • Entomological Review
  • Scale Insect
  • Hind Wing
  • Malpighian Tubule
  • Insect Wing

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