Mohanasundaram, A., Ramani, R., Sharma, K.K., & Kandasamy, T. 2018 Reproductive Isolation in Lac Insects - Kerria lacca and Kerria chinensis. Indian Journal of Entomology 80(4): 1127-1130


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  • Notes: This cross breeding study between Kerria lacca and Kerria chinensis found no embroyonic development and no young emerged from mated pairs. Therefore they determined that "K. lacca and K. chinensis are distinct, indicating reproductive isolation. They inferred that these two are distinct species..