Antennal lobe

The antennal lobe is the main part of the brain of an insect that controls the olfactory sense. The antennal lobe is a sphere-shaped deutocerebral neuropil in the brain. It receives information from the olfactory sensory neurons in the antennae and mouthparts.[1]


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