New additions to the known jewel bug (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae) fauna of Nepal

Abstract :

Twelve species of Scutelleridae were recorded during a survey between 2019-2021 in Nepal. Two recorded species are new to the known Scutelleridae fauna of Nepal. Both species, Hotea curculionoides (Herrich-Schäffer, 1836) and Tetrarthria variegata Dallas, 1851 were documented from Lakeside, Kaski District in May, 2019 and September, 2021 respectively. This brings the total number of Scutelleridae recorded from Nepal to 21. In addition to this, a possible Poecilocoris lewisi (Distant, 1883) has been recorded for the first time from Nepal. However, its identification is tentative and requires further confirmation.

Keyword :

Diversity, insects, Pentatomoidea, shield bugs, stink bugs

Author(s) : Sajan, K. C., Sapkota, A.
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Published Issue : 2023 Vol. 18 Number 1

2023 Vol. 18 Number 1