An anatomical study of the alimentary canal and associated salivary apparatus was conducted for the pentatomid, Brochymena quadripustulata. The esophagus, ventriculus, pylorus, rectum, principal salivary glands and ducts are described and illustrated. Described structures of Brochymena quadripustulata are compared with various species of pentatomids and other hemipterans.
Barber, Dan T.; Cooksey, Lynita M.; and Abell, David W.
"Study of the Anatomy of the Alimentary Canal of Brochymena quadripustulata (Hemiptera:Pentatomidae),"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 34
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol34/iss1/7