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Journal of Entomological Research
Year : 2012, Volume : 36, Issue : 3
First page : ( 247) Last page : ( 250)
Print ISSN : 0378-9519. Online ISSN : 0974-4576.

Studies on internal male reproductive organs and course of meiosis in a predator species Repipta taurus (Fabricius, 1803) (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae)

kaur Harbhajan*, Kaur Rajdeep, Patial Nisha

Department of Zoology, Punjabi University, Patiala -147 002, Punjab, India

*Corresponding author's E-mail: harbhajankaur@hotmail.com

Online published on 15 September, 2012.


Male reproductive organs of Repipta taurus (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) consist of heart-shaped bipartite testes lying on the sides of the alimentary tract. From the base of each testis arises vas deferens which opens into the ductus ejaculatorius. There are two accessory glands, each consisting of five lobes. Duct from each accessory gland opens directly into the ductus ejaculatorius. The chromosomal complement of Repipta taurus is 2n = 28 = 24A + X1X2X3Y. Male meiosis shows a unique pattern of chromosomal arrangement at metaphase-I. Metaphase-II is usual of reduviid type.



Heteroptera, Repipta taurus, bipartite testes, accessory glands, meiosis.


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