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ASPECTS OF MORPHOLOGY AND TAXONOMY OF SOME TRUE BUGS (ANTESTIINI, ASOINI, EYSARCORINI AND PENTATONOMI) OF THE SUBFAMILY PENTATOMINAE (INSECTA: HETEROPTERA: PENTATOMIDAE) OF PAKISTAN WITH THEIR BEARING ON CLASSIFICATION

Rana, Nazeer Ahmed (1985) ASPECTS OF MORPHOLOGY AND TAXONOMY OF SOME TRUE BUGS (ANTESTIINI, ASOINI, EYSARCORINI AND PENTATONOMI) OF THE SUBFAMILY PENTATOMINAE (INSECTA: HETEROPTERA: PENTATOMIDAE) OF PAKISTAN WITH THEIR BEARING ON CLASSIFICATION. PhD thesis, University of Karachi, Karachi.

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Abstract

Eighty nine species belonging to 30 genera of the subfamily pentatoinae leach of petatomidae leach including 1 new genus, 18 new species and 9 new records from various localities of Indo-Pakistan subcontinent representing four tribes viz Antestiini staol, Asopini Amyot et servile, Eysarcorini staol and pentatomini leach are described in detail where available with special reference to their met thoracic scent gland ostioles and male and female genitalia. The new taxa are compared with their most closely related allies in the literature to date and keys to all the tribes, genera and species are formulated on the basis of the above more reliable and consistent characters which help readily identify the above taxa. Description of the Plaearctic & Ethiopian species aeneus (Scoploli), the typ species of the genus Eysarcoris Hahn & misella staol the type species of the genus Sepontia staol are also included in order to develop a clear understanding of these higherto disputed genera. The external morphology of neoplautia Pakistanica sp. nov. is carried out in detail to help understand the characters of taxonomic importance and also for the preparation of a list plesiomorphic and apomorphic characters mostly following Ahmad (1979), Group (1981) and those deduced from the present comparative morphological studies and based on these data a tentative phylogenetic scheme of the included taxa is also briefly discussed in the light of their zoogeographical distribution

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords:bugs, antestiini, asoini, eysarcorini, pentatonomi, pentatominae, insecta: heteroptera: pentatomidae, antestiini staol, anaca bergroth, antestia staol, plautia staol, asopini amyot et serville, amyotea ellcnrieder, canthecona amyot et serville, cazira amyot et serville, picromerus amyot et serville, zicrona amyot et serville, eysarcorini staol, bainbriggeanus, genus carbula staol, eysarcoris hahn, hermolaus distant, pentatomini leach, acrosternum fieber, glaucias kirkaldy, nezara amyot et serville
Subjects:Biological & Medical Sciences (c) > Biological Sciences(c1) > Paleo-zoology(c1.10)
ID Code:1205
Deposited By:Mr. Muhammad Asif
Deposited On:04 Jan 2007
Last Modified:04 Oct 2007 21:05

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