Luzulaspis australis (Maskell, 1894)

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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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/CompCytogen.v14i3.53367

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scientific name

Luzulaspis australis (Maskell, 1894)
status

 

Luzulaspis australis (Maskell, 1894)   Figs 3c View Figure 3 , 4 View Figure 4

Material.

K 861, Indonesia, New Guinea, vicinity of Jayapura, Entrop, under leaf sheathes of a Poaceae  grass, 30.X. 2011, I.A. Gavrilov-Zimin.

New data.

2n = 18; bisexual reproduction with a Lecanoid heterochromatinization in male embryos. The eggs are laid in a long wax ovisac at the stage of late anatrepsis; i.e. incomplete ovoviviparity is characteristic of the species. Female reproductive system has the usual structure (Fig. 4 View Figure 4 ).

Comments.

The genus Luzulaspis   Cockerell, 1902 comprises about 25 species, but only one of them, European L. dactylis   Green, 1928, has been thus far studied cytogenetically ( Gavrilov 2004). This species was found to have 2n = 18 and a bisexual reproduction with a Lecanoid heterochromatinization as well as presently studied Australasian L. australis   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae

Genus

Luzulaspis