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True Parthenogenesis for the First Time Demonstrated in Planthoppers (Homoptera, Delphacidae)

True Parthenogenesis for the First Time Demonstrated in Planthoppers (Homoptera, Delphacidae) Summary True parthenogenesis in planthoppers (Delphacidae) is reported for the first time. The parthenogenetic population was found in Greece and appeared to consist of triploid females (3n = 44) which morphologically are closely related to Delphacodes species. Despite their parthenogenetic nature the females responded strongly to acoustic calling signals of males of Delphacodes capnodes and subsequent mating resulted in successful insemination. The taxonomic status of this parthenogenetic form is discussed. A formal naming is considered premature and a provisional designation as “Delphacodes spec. cf. capnodes (triploid, parthenogenetic)” is suggested. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N S ) Taylor & Francis

True Parthenogenesis for the First Time Demonstrated in Planthoppers (Homoptera, Delphacidae)

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 1987 Société entomologique de France
ISSN
2168-6351
eISSN
0037-9271
DOI
10.1080/21686351.1987.12278802
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Abstract

Summary True parthenogenesis in planthoppers (Delphacidae) is reported for the first time. The parthenogenetic population was found in Greece and appeared to consist of triploid females (3n = 44) which morphologically are closely related to Delphacodes species. Despite their parthenogenetic nature the females responded strongly to acoustic calling signals of males of Delphacodes capnodes and subsequent mating resulted in successful insemination. The taxonomic status of this parthenogenetic form is discussed. A formal naming is considered premature and a provisional designation as “Delphacodes spec. cf. capnodes (triploid, parthenogenetic)” is suggested.

Journal

Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N S )Taylor & Francis

Published: Jan 31, 1987

Keywords: Homoptera; Delphacidae; Delphacodes; planthoppers; parthenogenesis; triploidy; acoustic signals; biotaxonomy

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