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  • Title
    DNA barcoding for identification of the enigmatic plant Ramkand
    Type
    Miscellaneous
    Description
    For several years, the exact identity of the Ramkand had been a curiosity for plant researchers and students. Even though the so-called kandmool or tuber is being sold for several years at various places, especially at places of pilgrimage, its source is one of the best kept secrets by its vendors. The name and information provided by the vendors give an impression, that the tubers were eaten by Lord Rama during his days of exile.
    Attribution
    CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 100, NO. 9, 10 MAY 2011
  • Title
    Report of Platythomisus octomaculatus (C. L. Koch, 1845) and Platythomisus sudeepi Biswas, 1977 from India (Araneae, Thomisidae)
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    One of the species described in this article, Platythomisus octomaculatus, was observed and studied at the Makunda Christian Hospital through the activities of the "Makunda Nature Club"
    Attribution
    Taxonomic Paper
  • Title
    Nilssonia leithii (Gray 1872)- Leith's Softshell Turtle
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A species monograph of Leith's Softshell Turtle.
    Attribution
    Indraneil Das, Shashwat Sirsi, Karthikeyan Vasudevan and B.H.C.K. Murthy
  • Title
    Additions to the flora of Coimbatore hills, Tamil Nadu, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The occurrence of Cosmostigma racemosum, Blachia umbellata and Vanilla walkeriae are being reported for the first time from Coimbatore hills.
    Attribution
    K. Kiruthika, M. Sulaiman & R. Gopalan, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 2 (2017); pp. 9881–9884 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2991.9.2.9881-9884
  • Title
    New records of Aplousobranch ascidians to Indian waters from Andaman Islands
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Aplousobranchia represents the largest order under the class Ascidiacea. Two reef associated aplousobranch ascidians, Rhopalaea macrothorax Tokioka, 1953 under the family Diazonidae and Clavelina robusta Kott, 1990 under the family Clavelinidae, found from the Andaman group of islands are reported as new records to the Indian waters. The present paper describes the taxonomic characters and distribution of these two newly recorded species.
    Attribution
    Jhimli Mondal, C. Raghunathan & K. Venkataraman, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 2 (2017); pp. 9874–9880 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.1876.9.2.9874-9880
  • Title
    First record of the predatory stinkbug Eocanthecona concinna (Walker, 1867) (Pentatomidae: Asopinae) from India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The genus Eocanthecona is distributed in oriental, Ethiopian and Australasian regions. This genus is represented by 24 species from the world of which only five species are reported from India. The bug Eocanthecona concinna was first reported from Hong Kong, China in 1867. Later again reported from different regions of China and Taiwan in 1910, 1934, 1961 and 2013. The review of literature indicates no record of E. concinna in India. Hence, the report of this stinkbug from Kolhapur becomes first report for India and the geographic range of the species in China and Taiwan is extended towards India.
    Attribution
    Sadashiv Hanumant Waghmare & Sunil Madhukar Gaikwad, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 2 (2017); pp. 9870–9873 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3051.9.2.9870-9873
  • Title
    A century later the Manipur Argus Callerebia suroia Tytler, 1914 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) recorded in its type locality in Manipur, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The present paper reports the sighting of Callerebia suroia Tytler, 1914 at Shirui Kashong Peak, Ukhrul District which confirms the continued presence of the species in Manipur State, India. The butterfly was sighted on 13 July 2016 near the footpath leading to the summit at an altitude of 2,330m. Callerebia suroia Tytler, 1914 is protected under Schedule II of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. The sighting of such very rare species in Manipur after a decade shows that more surveys are needed in the hills and valleys of Manipur to determine the butterfly fauna of the region.
    Attribution
    Jatishwor Singh Irungbam, Harmenn Huidrom & Baleshwor Singh Soibam, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 2 (2017); pp. 9866–9869 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2931.9.2.9866-9869
  • Title
    First report of the parasitoid wasp Piestopleura Förster (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea: Platygastridae) from India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The genus Piestopleura is reported for the first time from India.
    Attribution
    Kamalanathan Veenakumari, Peter Neerup Buhl, Anandhan Rameshkumar & Prashanth Mohanraj, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 2 (2017); pp. 9864–9865 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2829.9.2.9864-9865
  • Title
    A report on occurrence of aphidophagous predators of Aphis odinae (van der Goot) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in cashew ecosystem from Goa, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The aphid, Aphis odinae(Van der Goot) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) is a polyphagous, occasional insect pest of cashew. A field survey was conducted from 2014 to 2015 in cashew plantations to record the incidence of aphid and its predators. Periodical sampling revealed, the occurrence of six species of aphidophagous predators comprising three species of coccinellids, viz., Scymnus castaneus Sicard, Cheilomenes sexmaculata (Fabricius) and Pseudaspidimerus flaviceps (Walker) and three species of syrphids, viz., Paragus serratus (Fabricius), Dideopsis aegrota (Fabricius) and Ischidon scutellaris (Fabricius) were found predating on A. odinae. All the immature stages of predators were found predating on first, second, third and fourth instars of the aphid. Among the coccinellids, the dominant species were S. castaneus (4.26 grubs/nut) followed by C. sexmaculata (0.42 grubs/leaf) and P. flaviceps (0.14 grubs/nut). Of the syrphids, P. serratus 2.39 larvae/nut was the major predator. The species D. aegrota (1.2 larvae/leaf) and I. scutellaris (0.5 larvae/nut) were recorded as minor predators. Seasonal abundance of predators was synchronized with the aphid with a maximum occurrence during February 2015. The aphid population gradually reduced from April onwards due to the voracious feeding activity of the predators. The study concluded that the aphidophagous predators, viz., coccinellids and syrphids play a major role in managing the aphid A. odinae in cashew and could be encouraged for augmentation and conservation of these predators in a cashew based ecosystem.
    Attribution
    Ramasamy Maruthadurai & Narendra Pratap Singh, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 2 (2017); pp. 9858–9861 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2435.9.2.9858-9861
  • Title
    Diversity of two families Libellulidae and Coenagrionidae (Odonata) in Regional Institute of Education Campus, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Libellulidae and Coenagrionidae are the most dominant families among dragonflies and damselflies. The present study deals with the diversity, occurrence and present status of libellulids and coenagrionids within the Regional Institute of Education Campus in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India (RIEC). The major objectives of this study are to prepare a preliminary checklist of libellulids and coenagrionids species in the RIEC and to find out the status and distribution of genera and species in their respective families. This study is also aimed at systematic planning for developing different strategies for conservation of odonates in the campus. During this study a total of 24 species have been recorded out of which 20 species belong to the family Libellulidae representing 15 genera and four species belong to the family Coenagrionidae representing four genera. The findings of this study are based on the survey which was carried out for a period of four months in 2015.
    Attribution
    Priyamvada Pandey & Animesh Kumar Mohapatra, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 2 (2017); pp. 9851–9857 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2547.9.2.9851-9857
  • Title
    Additions to the scorpion fauna (Arachnida: Scorpiones) of Kerala, India, with an illustrated key to the genera
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Two species of scorpions ( Arachnida : Scorpiones) viz., LychaslaevifronsPocock and Heterometrus flavimanus (Pocock) are reported for the first time form Kerala and an illustrated key to the genera and checklist of scorpion species of Kerala are provided. Currently 21 species under 09 genera of scorpions are known from the state.
    Attribution
    K. Aswathi & P.M. Sureshan, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 2 (2017); pp. 9844–9850 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2039.9.2.9844-9850
  • Title
    Twenty-three new records of mantodea (Insecta) from some states of India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Photography of mantises in their natural habitat clearly indicates the presence of a good number of species in our country. The study disclosed new records of 23 species of mantises from different forests and rural greens of India. Photographs are also provided. All photographs, unless specified otherwise, are by Geetha Iyer. None of the mantises were collected.
    Attribution
    Tushar Kanti Mukherjee, Geetha Iyer & Parbati Chatterjee, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 2 (2017); pp. 9829–9839 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.1936.9.2.9829-9839