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Comparative Cytogenetics. 2008. 2(2): 131-138.

Cytogenetic studies of European Pulvinariini (Homoptera: Coccidae)

Gavrilov I.A., Trapeznikova I.V.

Abstract. Cytogenetic characters and reproductive biology of 12 species from 9 genera of the tribe Pulvinariini are discussed. Acanthopulvinaria orientalis (Nasonov, 1908) (2n = 18), Chloropulvinaria aurantii (Cockerell, 1896) (2n=26), Ch. floccifera (Westwood, 1870), Eupulvinaria peregrina Borchsenius, 1953, Protopulvinaria pyriformis (Cockerell, 1894), Phyllostroma myrtilli (Kaltenbach, 1874) (all with 2n=16), and Rhizopulvinaria variabilis Borchsenius, 1952 (2n=28) are studied for the first time. Pulvinaria regalis Canard, 1968, syn. n. is placed in synonymy under Pulvinaria vitis Linnaeus, 1758.