AN ABNORMAL GENITALIA IN CIOJNDELA AULICE DEJ. (COLEOPTERA: CICINDELIDAE) FROM IRAQ

  • N. M. AL-Sandouk Dept. of Biology, college of Education. Ibn Al-Haitham University of Baghdad

Abstract

Phenomena of an abnormal genitalia was among some specimens of Cicindela aulica Dej.
Collected from Iraq. The fore tarsi of male were asymmetrical having its basal three segments
dilated and clothed beneath with fine bristles as in normal male. While those of the right leg
were found simple as in normal females. Dissection of the genialia of these specimens
showed that they were of two types of both male and female structures.

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Published
2000-07-01
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