difference between gonopore and gonapophysis?
Dear student,Gonapophysis is an organ or process of the anal region of an insect that helps in copulation, oviposition or stinging. They are considered as modified tubular appendages. In females, three pairs of plate-like chitinous structures gonapophyses can be seen around the female genital aperture.They guide the ova into ootheca as ovipositors. These are the female external genitalia. Thus they play an important role in conducting the fertilized eggs to the oothecal chamber.A gonopore, sometimes called a gonadopore, is a genital pore in many invertebrates. Hexapods, including insects have a single common gonopore, except mayflies, which have a pair of gonopores.