, Volume 65, Issue 3, pp 235–239 | Cite as

Chromosome numbers of Coleoptera from Argentina

  • O. R. Vidal


A list is presented containing data on chromosome numbers and sex determining mechanisms of 90 species of Argentina beetles, belonging to the families Staphylinidae (2 spp.), Meloidae (3 spp.), Elateridae (1 sp.), Coccinellidae (5 spp.), Tenebrionidae (11 spp.), Scarabaeidae (30 spp.), Cerambycidae (3 spp.), Chrysomelidae (27 spp.), Curculionidae (7 spp.) and Lampyridae (1 sp.), Asphaera t-album (Chrysomelidae) had n=10+X+6y; in Epicauta atomaria (Meloidae) individuals with 2 n=22, 21 and 20 were found.


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  1. Smith, S. G. & Virkki, N., 1978. Animal Cytogenetics 3. Insecta 5. Coleoptera. Borntraeger, Stuttgart.Google Scholar

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© Dr W. Junk Publishers 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. R. Vidal
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  1. 1.Laboratorio de Citogenética, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y NaturalesUniversidad de Buenos Aires-Ciudad UniversitariaBuenois AiresArgentina

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