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Studies on Aquatic and Semi-Aquatic Hemiptera Insecta of Jaiñtia Hills and East Khasi Hills District of Meghalya, North Eastern India

Series: Records of the Zoological Survey of India Occasional Papers Volume: 332

By: Jennifer Lyngdoh (Author)

34 pages, 8 plates with colour photos

Zoological Survey of India

Paperback | Nov 2011 | #204933 | ISBN-13: 9788181712967
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The aquatic and semi-aquatic Hemiptera of Jaiñtia Hills and East Khasi Hills Districts of Meghalaya collected by the author are reported. The present work incorporates the accounts of 16 species belonging to 16 genera under 7 families including 6 new records from the state viz., Cercotmetus pilipes Dallas (Family: Nepidae); Diplonychus rusticus (Fabricius) (Family Belostomatidae); Gestroiella insignis Distant, Heleocoris breviceps Montandon (Family: Naucoridae); Hydrometra greeni Kirkaldy (Family: Hydrometridae); Aquarius pallidum Fabricius (Family: Gerridae) and 1 genus – Rhycobates Esaki of the family Gerridae is recorded new from India.


Contents

Introduction
Systematic account
Identification keys to the infraorder and families

Family I corixidae
1. Cymatia apparens distant.

Family II Nepidae
2. Laccotrephes ruber (Linneaus)
3. Ranatra varipes varipes stal.
4. Cercotmetus pilipes (Dallas).

Family III Notonectidae
5. Anisops sardea Herrich Shaffer.

Family IV. Belostomatidae
6. Lethocerus indicus (lapeletier and serville)
7. Diplonychus rusticus (Fabricius).

Family V. Naucoridae
8. Gestroiella insignis distant
9. Heleocoris breviceps montandon
10. Heleocoris obliquatus (Spinola).

Family VII. Hydrometridae
11. Hydrometra greeni Kirkaldy. Subfamily Ptilomerginae
12. Pitilomera (Ptilomera) laticaudata (Hardwicke)
13. Metrocoris nigrofasciatus distant
14. Neogerris parvula (Stal)
15. Limnogonus (Limnogonus) nitidus (Mayr)
16. Aquarius paludum (Fabricius)

Discussion
Summary
References


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