On taxonomic account of Lygaeoidean fauna (Lygaeoidea: Heteroptera: Hemiptera) of Gorumara National Park and Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, West Bengal, India

Abstract :

The present communication is dedicated to the systematics of 11 Lygaeoidean species distributed in 8 genera under 2 families viz. Lygaeidae containing 5 and Rhyparochromidae containing 6 species, filed for the first time from Gorumara National Park and Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary. Of these, two Lygaeids namely Aethalotus indicatus Distant and Astacops occidentalis Distant and two Rhyparochromids namely Lachnophorus singalensis (Dohrn) and Pseudopachybrachius undulatus (Dohrn) are recorded from the State, West Bengal for first time. The important diagnostics, body parts’ measurements, illustrations with photographs of dorsal habitus, camera lucida drawings of different body parts and distribution across the world as well as state wise within India for each of the recorded taxa are presented in this paper. Furthermore, the present converse also includes the keys to the families, tribes, genera and species of the records.


Keyword :

Lygaeoidea, new record, Gorumara National Park, Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, West Bengal, India


Author(s) : Dhali, S., Ray, N.
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Published Issue : 2021 Vol. 16 Number 1


2021 Vol. 16 Number 1