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Comparative Cytogenetics. 2007. 1(2): 121-127.

Karyotypes of five species of jewel-beetles and presumptive ancestral state of karyotypes of the subfamilies Polycestinae, Chrysochroinae and Buprestinae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Buprestidae)

Karagyan G.H., Lachowska D.

Abstract. The male karyotypes of 5 buprestid species belonging to 4 genera, 4 tribes and 3 subfamilies – Polycestinae, Chrysochroinae, Buprestinae from Armenia are described. In Acmaeodera flavolineata Laporte et Gory, 1835, Sphenoptera tamarisci beckeri Dohrn, 1866, Anthaxia olympica Kiesenwetter, 1880, A. amasina Daniel, 1903 and Chrysobothris affinis tetragramma Ménétriés, 1832 diploid chromosome numbers range between 16 and 30. Three variants of autosomal chromosome numbers (14, 18 and 28) and two types of sex chromosome systems (Xyp and neo-XY) were revealed. The available karyological data on the subfamilies Polycestinae, Chrysochroinae and Buprestinae are discussed.