Gavrilov-Zimin, I.A. 2020 Chromosomal and reproductive features of some Oriental and Australasian scale insects (Homoptera, Coccinea). Comparative Cytogenetics 14(3): 339–352


  • cytogenetics
  • reproduction
  • Notes: Fourteen species of scale insects from the families Margarodidae s.l., Pseudococcidae, Eriococcidae, and Coccidae were investigated for the first time in respect to karyotypes, genetic systems, modes of reproduction and general anatomy of the female reproductive system. One of the studied species, Steatococcus samaraius Morrison, 1927, showed hermaphroditic reproduction of the female-like specimens, the other species demonstrated bisexual reproduction with a peculiar “Lecanoid” heterochromatinization of the paternal set of chromosomes in male embryos or thelytocous parthenogenesis. Antonina parazonata Williams, 2004 and Saccharolecanium krugeri (Zehntner, 1897) are recorded here for the first time from Thailand, Antonina vietnamensis Williams, 2004 and Geococcus satellitum Williams, 2004 – for the first time from Laos.

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