A new species of Aeschrocoris Bergroth (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae) from India

Abstract :

A new species of Aeschrocoris Bergroth, 1887, Aeschrocoris spinosum sp. nov. is described and illustrated from India. Diagnostic characters of the genus Aeschrocoris Bergroth, 1887 are given in brief. This new species is closely related to Aeschrocoris fumosus Distant by sharing common characteristics such as  head a little longer than broad between eyes, lateral margins slightly concavely sinuate; pronotum with a transverse series of small prominent tubercles on disk, but the former can easily be distinguished from the latter by having pronotum with apical angles produced in a short porrect acute tooth, humeral angles spinously produced; scutellum terminating in a small concolorous tubercle

Keyword :

Heteroptera, Pentatomidae, Pentatominae, Aeschrocoris spinosum, new species, Chhattisgarh, India

Author(s) : Hassan, M. E., Mukherjee, P., Biswas, B.
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Published Issue : 2016 Vol. 11 Number 1

2016 Vol. 11 Number 1