Sexual Isolation in Parthenogenetic Pycnoscelus surinamensis and Application of the Name Pycnoscelus indicus to Its Bisexual Relative (Dictyoptera: Blattaria: Blaberidae: Pycnoscelinae)
Author: ROTH, LOUIS M.
Source: Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Volume 60, Number 4, 17 July 1967 , pp. 774-779(6)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The parthenogenetic and bisexual “forms” of the Surinam cockroach, Pycnoscelus surinamensis (L.) are considered sibling species, and Blatta indica F. is selected from the synonymy to represent the bisexual taxon from which the parthenogenetic P. surinamensis undoubtedly arose. Females of P. surinamensis are thelytokous; males are rarely produced parthenogenetically and are nonfunctional.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 17 July 1967
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