Publications 1970 - 2018

Wasserthal, L. T. Cloetens, P., Fink, R. and Wasserthal, L. K. (2018). X-ray computed tomography study of the flight-adapted tracheal system in the blowfly Calliphora vicina, analysing the ventilation mechanism and flow directing valves, . J. Exp. Biol. 221, 001-012.

Wasserthal, L. T. and Fröhlich A. S. (2017). Structure of the thoracic spiracular valves and their contribution to unidirectional gas exchange in flying blowflies Calliphora vicina. J. Exp. Biol. 220, 208-219.

Wasserthal, L. T. (2015): Flight-motor-driven respiratory airflow increases tracheal oxygen to nearly atmospheric level in blowflies, Calliphora vicina. J. Exp. Biol. 218, 2201-2210.

Wasserthal, L. T.
(2015): Angraecum-Orchideen und langrüsslige Schwärmer, Bestäubung und Evolution. Die Orchidee 66(3), 175-181.

Wasserthal, L.T.
(2014): Periodic heartbeat reversals cause cardiogenic inspiration and expiration with coupled spiracle leakage in resting blowflies Calliphora vicina. J. Exp. Biol. 217, 1543-1554.

Wasserthal, L.T. (2013): Evolution of long-tongued hawkmoths and pollination of long-spurred Angraecum orchids. Proceedings of the 20th World Orchid Conference, Singapore 2011, 280-284.

Arditti, J., Elliott, J., Kitching I.J. and Wasserthal, L.T. (2012): ‘Good Heavens what insect can suck it’ – Charles Darwin, Angraecum sesquipedale and Xanthopan morganii praedicta. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 169, 403–432. Abstract

Wasserthal, L.T. (2012): Influence of periodic heartbeat reversal and abdominal movements on hemocoelic and tracheal pressure in resting blowflies Calliphora vicina. J. Exp. Biol. 215, 362-373. Abstract

Wasserthal, L.T.
(2007): Drosophila flies combine periodic heartbeat reversal with a circulation in the anterior body mediated by a newly discovered anterior pair of ostial valves and „venous“ channels. J. Exp. Biol. 210, 3707-3719. Abstract

Wasserthal, L.T., Cloetens, P. and Fink, R. (2006): Synchrotron x-ray-videography and -tomography combined with physiological measurements for analysis of circulation and respiration dynamics in insects (Drosophila and Calliphora). Deutsche Tagung für Forschung mit Synchrotronstrahlung, Neutronen und Ionenstrahlen an Großgeräten, Hamburg, F-V55. Abstract

Lampel, J., Briscoe A.D. & Wasserthal, L.T. (2005): Expression of UV-, blue, long wavelength-sensitive opsins and melatonin in extraretinal photoreceptors of the optic lobes of hawkmoths. Cell and Tissue Research 321. 443-458. Abstract

Wannenmacher, G. and Wasserthal, L.T. (2003): Contribution of the maxillary muscles to proboscis movement in hawkmoths (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae) - an electrophysiological study. J. Insect Physiol. 49, 765-776. Abstract

Wasserthal, L.T. (2001): Anpassungen bei Sphingiden zur Vermeidung von Spinnen- und Fledermaus-Attacken. Verh. Westd. Entom. Tag 2000, Löbecke Museum, Düsseldorf: 13-30.

Göpfert, M.C., Surlykke, A. & Wasserthal, L.T. (2002): Tympanal and atympanal ‘mouth ears’ in hawkmoths. Proc. R. Ent. Soc. Lond. 269, 89-95. Abstract

Wasserthal, L.T. (2001): Flight-motor-driven respiratory air flow in the hawkmoth Manduca sexta. J. Exp. Biol. 204, 2209-2220. Abstract

Wasserthal, L.T. (2006). Flow through ventilation in flying butterflies and hawkmoths. In International Congress of Respiratory Biology, 1 (eds. S. F. Perry et al.). Bonn, Germany.

Tschapka, M., Brooke, A.P. & Wasserthal, L.T. (2000): Thyroptera discifera (Chiroptera: Thyropteridae): Observations on echolocation and new record in Costa Rica. Int. J. Mammalian Biol. 65: 193-198.

Schmitz, A. and Wasserthal, L.T. (1999): Comparative morphology of the spiracles of the Papilionidae, Sphingidae, and Saturniidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera), Int. J. Insect Morphol. Embryol. 28 (1-2) pp. 13-26. Abstract

Wasserthal, L.T. (1999): Functional morphology of the heart and of a new cephalic pulsatile organ
in the blowfly
Calliphora vicina (Diptera: Calliphoridae) and their roles in hemolymph transport
and tracheal ventilation, Int. J. Insect Morphol. Embryol. 28 (1-2) pp. 111-129.

Hetz, S.K., E. Psota, & Wasserthal, L.T. (1999): Roles of aorta, ostia and tracheae in heartbeat
and respiratory gas exchange in pupae of
Troides rhadamantus Staudinger 1888 and Ornithoptera
L. 1758 (Lepidoptera, Papilionidae), Int. J. Insect Morphol. Embryol. 28 (1-2) pp. 131-144.

Wasserthal, L.T. (1999b): Nachtfalterblüten. In Blütenökologie – Faszinierendes Miteinander von Pflanzen und Tieren. Eds. Zizka & Schneckenburger. Kleine Senckenbergreihe 33. Palmengarten Sonderheft 31, 67-73.

Göpfert, M.C. and Wasserthal, L.T. (1999b): Auditory sensory cells in hawkmoths: identification, physiology and structure. J. Exp. Biol. 202, 1579-1587. Abstract

Göpfert, M.C. and Wasserthal, L.T. (1999a): Hearing with the mouthparts: Behavioural responses and the structural basis of ultrasound perception in acherontiine hawkmoths. J. Exp. Biol. 202, 909-918. Abstract

Wasserthal, L.T. (1998b): Reply to: Deep flowers for long tongues. TREE 13, 459-460.

Wasserthal, L.T. (1997): The pollinators of Malagasy star orchids Angraecum sesquipedale, A. sororium and A. compactum and the evolution of extremely long spurs by pollinator shift. Botanica Acta 110, 343-359. Abstract

Wasserthal, L.T. (1996): Of hawkmoth species with long tongues. German Research. Reports of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft 1/96, 22-24.

Wasserthal, L. T. (1996). Was there a coevolutionary race between the star orchid angraecum sesquipedale and the hawkmoth Xanthopan morgani praedicta? Proceedings of the 20th International Congress of Entomology, Florenz 1996, 253.

Göpfert, M. and L.T. Wasserthal (1995): Notes on echolocation calls and roosting behaviour of the old world sucker-footed bat Myzopoda aurita (Chiroptera, Myzopodidae). Int. J. Mammalian Biol. 60, 1-8

Wasserthal, L.T. (1994): Which influence has the reflected radiation and haemolymph from the wings upon body temperature? - Verh. Dtsch. Zool. Ges. 87; 270.

Bestmann, H. J., J. Erler, Vostrowsky, O. & Wasserthal, L.T. (1993): Duftstoffe aus den abdominalen Haarbüscheln des männlichen Totenkopfschwärmers Acherontia atropos L. (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Z. Naturforsch. 48c, 510-514

Hetz S.K. and L.T. Wasserthal, S.S. Hermann, H. Kaden & W. Oelßner (1993): Direct oxygen measurements in the tracheal system of lepidopterous pupae using miniaturized amperometric sensors. Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics, 33, 165-170.

Schmitz, H. und Wasserthal, L.T. (1993): Antennal thermoreceptors and wing-thermosensivity of heliotherm butterflies: their possible role in thermoregulatory behaviour. J. Insect Physiol. 39, 1007-1019. Abstract

Wasserthal, L.T. (1993): Swing-hovering combined with long tongue in hawkmoths, an antipredator adaptation during flower visits. In: Animal-Plant Interactions in Tropical Environments. ( Barthlott et al.) Bonn 1992, pp. 77-87. Abstract

Bestmann, H. J.; Erler, J.; Kern, F.; Martischonok, V; Vostrowsky, O. & Wasserthal, L.T. (1992): Pheromone components of the elephant hawkmoth Deilephila elpenor and the silver-striped hawkmoth Hippotion celerio (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). Experientia 48: 610-613

Wasserthal, L.T. (1983): Haemolymph flows in the wings of Pierid butterflies visualized by vital staining (Insecta, Lepidoptera). - Zoomorphology 103: 177-192. Abstract

Wasserthal, L.T. (1982b): Wechselseitige funktionelle und strukturelle Anpassungen von Kreislauf und Tracheensystem bei adulten Insekten. Verh. Dtsch. Zool. Ges. 1982, 105-116.

Wasserthal, L.T. (1982a): Antagonism between haemolymph transport and tracheal ventilation in an insect (Attacus atlas L.). - J. Comp. Physiol. 147: 27-40. Abstract

Wasserthal, L.T. (1981): Oscillating haemolymph ‘circulation’ and discontinuous tracheal ventilation in the giant silk moth Attacus atlas L. - J. Comp. Physiol. 145: 1-15. Abstract

Wasserthal, W. & Wasserthal, L.T. (1980): Multinucleate neurons with neurohaemal and synapsing axons at the heart and alary muscles of the butterfly Caligo beltrao Illinger (Lepidoptera). - Cell Tissue Res. 212: 351-362. Abstract

Wasserthal, L.T. (1980): Oscillating haemolymph ‘circulation’ in the butterfly Papilio machaon L. revealed by contact thermography and photocell measurements. - J. Comp. Physiol. 139: 145-163. Abstract

Wasserthal, L.T. & Wasserthal, W. (1977b): Innervation of heart and alary muscles in Sphinx ligustri L. (Lepidoptera). A scanning and transmission electron microscopic study. - Cell Tissue Res. 184: 467-486. Abstract

Wasserthal, L.T. & Wasserthal, W. (1977a): Ultrastructure of a scent scale organ with pressure discharge in male Caligo eurilochuns brasiliensis (Fldr.) (Lepidoptera: Brassolidae). Cell Tissue Res. 177, 87-103. Abstract

Wasserthal, L.T. & Seibt, U. (1976): Feinstruktur, Funktion und Reinigung der antennalen Sinneshaare der Garnele Hymenocera picta (Gnathophyllidae). Z. Tierpsychol. 42, 186-199.

Wasserthal, L.T. (1976): Heartbeat reversal and its coordination with accessory pulsatile organs and abdominal movements in Lepidoptera. - Experientia 32: 577-578. Abstract

Wasserthal, L.T. (1975b): The role of butterfly wings in regulation of body temperature. - J. Insect Physiol. 21: 1921-1930. Abstract

Wasserthal, L.T. (1975a): Periodische Herzschlag-Umkehr bei Insekten. - Umschau in Wissenschaft und Technik 75 /3: 93-94.

Wasserthal, L.T. (1974): Funktion und Entwicklung der Flügel der Federmotten (Lepidoptera, Pterophoridae).) key words: evolution , split wings, mimetic adaptation
Z. Morph. Tiere 77, 127-155 Abstract

Wasserthal, L.T. & Wasserthal, W. (1973): Ökologische Bedeutung der Schleimsekretion bei den Planula-Larven der Hydroidengattung Eudendrium. Marine Biology 22, 342-345.

Wasserthal, L.T. (1970): Generalisierende und metrische Analyse des primären Borstenmusters der Pterophoriden-Raupen (Lepidoptera). Eilarven als Objekte systematischer Untersuchungen. Z. Morph. Tiere 68: 177-254.