Asptegopteryx bumbusae (Buckton, 1893) (Hemiptera: Aphidoidea): New to Pakistan! Westernmost range in Asia redefined

Abstract :

Astegopteryx bambusae (Buckton, 1893) was found on Bambusa sp. L. from Abbaspur, Kashmir-Pakistan in December 2015-2016. Diagnostic features, morphometric data, micro-ecology and supportive images of the encountered species arepresented. The study also attempts to correct rather anomalous distribution status, in the current aphidological literature, of this species vis-a-vis present day Pakistan in the light of bibliographic, geopolitical and biogeographical perspectives and redefines its westernmost range in South East Asia


Keyword :

Astegopteryx bambusae, Abbaspur, Kashmir, Westernmost range, Pakistan


Author(s) : Amin, M., Mahmood, K., Bodlah, I.
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Published Issue : 2020 Vol. 15 Number 1


2020 Vol. 15 Number 1