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  • Title
    Scale Insects and Mealy Bugs of India (Insecta: Homoptera: Coccoidea)
    Type
    Miscellaneous
    Description
    The Scale insects and mealy bugs fall under the Superfamily Coccoidea, Order Homoptera. The name refers to their secretion of waxy scales or mealy that serves as a protective covering. They range in size from 1.5 mm to 25 mm in length. They are economically important insects, since many species attack different parts of plant and feed by sucking the plant sap. About 7,500 species of Scale insects and Mealy bugs are known at present from the world which inhabits almost all parts of the globe, in all floral habitats, from the tundra to the tropics. The Indian diversity accounts to 409 species under 166 genera spread over 14 families and 14 subfamilies (Varshney; 1992, 2002) and other scattered literature.
    Attribution
    Zoological Survey of India, Western Regional Centre, Pune
  • Title
    A Checklist of Membracidae from India (Insecta: Homoptera: Cicadomorpha: Membracoidea)
    Type
    Miscellaneous
    Description
    The family Membracidae commonly known as “Tree hoppers”, comprises of a distinct group of small phytophagous insects belonging to auchenorrhynchous Homoptera occurring in all the major geographic regions, their diversity and abundance reaching a peak in the tropical and sub tropical areas. These homopteran bugs are easily recognized by the structure of pronotum which takes curious bizarre shapes in different species that have earned the name “Cow bugs” or “Horn bugs”. Globally, the family Membracidae comprises of 3200 extant species accommodated under 400 genera. 235 species under 41 genera so far reported from India are presented in this check list. Interestingly, 38.7% of the species so far known from India are occurring in Western Ghats
    Attribution
    Southern Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Chennai