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  • Title
    First report of the female of Cheirochela assamensis Hope, 1841 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Naucoridae) from northeastern India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    This publication reports for the first time the female of a Naucorid Bug Cheirochela assamensis Hope, 1841 from the state of Meghalaya, India.  This species has been known so far by only two male specimens.  We provide a detailed description of the female and light microscopic images of the habitus and important characters.  Habitus photos of type (male) of C. assamensis and a related species, Cheirochela thailandana Polhemus et al. are also provided for comparison. 
    Attribution
    Paripatyadar Shruti V., Riphung Sophio, Ghate Hemant V. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(7) pp. 6815-6820; doi:10.11609/jott.1792.6815-6820
  • Title
    Checklist of Indian Tessarotomidae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea)
    Type
    Miscellaneous
    Description
    Tessaratomids are relatively large bugs under the Superfamily Pentatomoidea comprising of 240 species under 55 genera (Rolston et al., 1993, Rider 2006 and Henry 2009). They are characterized by the proportionately small head, short labium and large sternal plate between the middle and hind coxae. These bugs are usually phytophagus, although some act as agricultural pest such as Tessaratoma papillosa, the pest of litchi (Litchi chinesis). A few species are consumed by human beings as food in some countries. Some tessaratomids exhibit parental care of their eggs and offspring. A chemical secreted by certain tessaratomids may cause damage if comes in contact with the human skin and may even cause temporary blindness. Indian tessaratomids are represented by 41 species under 14 genera of 2 subfamilies.
    Attribution
    Zoological Survey of India, New Alipore
  • Title
    Checklist of Indian Burrower Bugs (Insecta - Hemiptera - Heteroptera - Cydnidae)
    Type
    Miscellaneous
    Description
    The Cydnidae is one of the most important and extensively occurring families after Pentatomidae within the Superfamily, Pentatomoidea. As many of the representatives of this family live in soil and feed on roots, they are commonly known as ‘Burrower bugs’ or ‘Burrowing bugs’. The Cydnidae of the World includes 73 genera and 526 species (Jerzy A. Lis, 1999). In India, we have a record of 28 genera and 72 species.
    Attribution
    Zoological Survey of India, New Alipore, Kolkata