Drepanococcus chiton (Green, 1909)

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

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Drepanococcus chiton (Green, 1909)


Drepanococcus chiton (Green, 1909)   Fig. 4 View Figure 4


K 864, Indonesia, New Guinea, vicinity of Jayapura, Entrop, on stem of a dicotyledonous herb, 30.X. 2011, I.A. Gavrilov-Zimin.

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There were no embryonic cells suitable for chromosomal analysis in the available material. The reproduction is bisexual with a Lecanoid heterochromatinization in male embryos. All studied females contained embryos at early stages of embryogenesis (up to anatrepsis). Female reproductive system has the usual structure (Fig. 4 View Figure 4 ).


The only other species of the genus, D. cajani   (Maskell, 1891), was previously studied cytogenetically by Moharana (1990), who reported 2n = 18 with no other comments on the species.