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A chromosome study of four species of Notodontidae (Lepidoptera)

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  • Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences

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The present paper reports the data on the haploid chromosome numbers of 4 species of Notodontidae, collected in the Far East of Russia. All the descriptions of the karyo-types are presented here for the first time. Pe31OMe: B CTaTbe onHCblBalOTCR KapHoTHnbl 4eTbipex BH.QOB XOXJlaTOK c AaJlbHerO BocToKa POCCHH. Zusammenfassung: In dieser Arbeit werden die Karyotypen von 4 Arten der Familie Noto-dontidae erstmals beschrieben.
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