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Two new species of Scymnini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) from Karnataka, India.

Poorani J - Biodivers Data J (2015)

Bottom Line: As a result, many economically important species remain poorly characterized, or worse, unnamed.These species are externally similar to other known species and often misidentified.Horniolussororius sp. n. and Scymnus (Pullus) rajeshwariae sp. n. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) are described here and illustrated with notes on their biology and related species.

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Affiliation: ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, P.B. No. 2491, HA Farm Post, Bellary Road, Hebbal, Bangalore 560024, India.

ABSTRACT

Background: The Scymnini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of the Indian region is rich and highly speciose, with nearly 90 described species and scores of undescribed species (Poorani 2002). There is a dire need to systematically revise the genera and species of this tribe from the Indian region. Due to paucity of representative collections covering the entire region and lack of access to types, it is difficult to identify most of the Scymnini of the Indian region to species. As a result, many economically important species remain poorly characterized, or worse, unnamed.

New information: Two economically important and unique species of Scymnini (Coccinellidae) belonging to Horniolus Weise (1900) and Scymnus (Pullus) Mulsant (1846) from the Southern Indian state of Karnataka that have remained unnamed for long are treated in this paper. These species are externally similar to other known species and often misidentified. Horniolussororius sp. n. and Scymnus (Pullus) rajeshwariae sp. n. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) are described here and illustrated with notes on their biology and related species.

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Female genitalia: Spermatheca
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Figure 1517361: Female genitalia: Spermatheca

Mentions: Female: Similar to male. Tarsal claws (Fig. 2b) with a more transverse basal tooth than in male, anterior process distinctly shorter than posterior (in male basal tooth more distinctly quadrate, posterior process only slightly longer than anterior). Last abdominal ventrites not showing any marked dimorphism, ventrite 5 with posterior margin broadly arcuate, ventrite 6 subtruncate. Female genitalia (Fig. 1f) with spermatheca having well differentiated cornu, nodulus and ramus and a sclerotised rod-like projection on bursa.


Two new species of Scymnini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) from Karnataka, India.

Poorani J - Biodivers Data J (2015)

Female genitalia: Spermatheca
© Copyright Policy - creative-commons-attribution
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1517361: Female genitalia: Spermatheca
Mentions: Female: Similar to male. Tarsal claws (Fig. 2b) with a more transverse basal tooth than in male, anterior process distinctly shorter than posterior (in male basal tooth more distinctly quadrate, posterior process only slightly longer than anterior). Last abdominal ventrites not showing any marked dimorphism, ventrite 5 with posterior margin broadly arcuate, ventrite 6 subtruncate. Female genitalia (Fig. 1f) with spermatheca having well differentiated cornu, nodulus and ramus and a sclerotised rod-like projection on bursa.

Bottom Line: As a result, many economically important species remain poorly characterized, or worse, unnamed.These species are externally similar to other known species and often misidentified.Horniolussororius sp. n. and Scymnus (Pullus) rajeshwariae sp. n. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) are described here and illustrated with notes on their biology and related species.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, P.B. No. 2491, HA Farm Post, Bellary Road, Hebbal, Bangalore 560024, India.

ABSTRACT

Background: The Scymnini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of the Indian region is rich and highly speciose, with nearly 90 described species and scores of undescribed species (Poorani 2002). There is a dire need to systematically revise the genera and species of this tribe from the Indian region. Due to paucity of representative collections covering the entire region and lack of access to types, it is difficult to identify most of the Scymnini of the Indian region to species. As a result, many economically important species remain poorly characterized, or worse, unnamed.

New information: Two economically important and unique species of Scymnini (Coccinellidae) belonging to Horniolus Weise (1900) and Scymnus (Pullus) Mulsant (1846) from the Southern Indian state of Karnataka that have remained unnamed for long are treated in this paper. These species are externally similar to other known species and often misidentified. Horniolussororius sp. n. and Scymnus (Pullus) rajeshwariae sp. n. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) are described here and illustrated with notes on their biology and related species.

No MeSH data available.