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. 4View 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. 4View 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.