endocuticle

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endocuticle

(ˈɛndəʊˌkjuːtɪkəl)
n
(Zoology) the inner layer of the cuticle of an insect
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The appressoria, formed at the extremity of the hyphae, may be involved in fungus pathogenicity and have the function of initiating epicuticular and procuticle penetration of the insect tegument (ALVES, 1998).
The cuticle consists of a thin outer epicuticle containing lipids and proteins and a thick procuticle mainly consisting of chitin and proteins (Andersen et al.
anisopliae could penetrate the procuticle, it was observed that the cuticle of Hodotermopsis sjoestedti had the ability to trigger the prophenoloxydase cascade within the cuticle itself, without the involvement of hemocytes from the hemocoel.