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On the Internal Male Reproductive Organs and their Taxonomic Significance in the Leaf Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

Mann, Jasbir S.; Crowson, Roy A

Entomologia Generalis Volume 9 Number 1-2 (1983), p. 75 - 99

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published: Nov 1, 1983

DOI: 10.1127/entom.gen/9/1983/75

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The internal male reproductive organs of 56 species, belonging to 32 genera in 9 subfamiliae, from India, and 37 species representing 27 genera and 8 subfamiliae, from Scotland, of the familia Chrysomelidae, were studied by manual dissection. A probable basic pattern for the familia is established, and shown to be very similar to that of primitive Curculionoidea. A probable sperm pump in the ductus ejaculatorius is described in species of several subfamiliae. Particular apomorphic features of the system seem to link Galerucinae-Halticinae with Synetinae, Bruchidae with Sagrinae, and Donaciinae with Criocerinae. No evident correlations of features of the male system with iteroparity were found.


ColeopteraChrysomelidaePhaedon cochleariaeAulacophora atripennis