I= 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
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Title of Thesis
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

Author(s)
Nazeer Ahmed Rana
Institute/University/Department Details
University of Karachi/ Department of Zoology
Session
1985
Subject
Zoology
Number of Pages
476
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
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

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

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1 0 Contents 0
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2 1 Introduction 27
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3 2 Material And Methods 30
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4 3 Taxonomic, Faunistic And Revisional Studies 80
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  3.1 Tribe Antestiini Staol 83
  3.2 Key To The Genera Of The Tribe Antestiini Staol 84
  3.3 Genus Anaca Bergroth 85
  3.4 Key To The Genera Of The Tribe Antestiini Staol 86
  3.5 Genus Antestia Staol 90
  3.6 Key To The Species Of The Genus Antestia Staol 91
  3.7 Genus Plautia Staol 104
  3.8 Key To The Species Of The Genus Plautia Staol 106
  3.9 Tribe Asopini Amyot Et Serville 131
  3.10 Key To The Genera Of The Tribe Asopini Amyot Et Serville 132
  3.11 Genus Amyotea Ellcnrieder 135
  3.12 Key To The Species Of The Genus Anasida Kirsch Anasida Fallax ( Schouteden ) 140
  3.13 Genus Canthecona Amyot Et Serville 155
  3.14 Key To The Species Of The Genus Canthecona Amyot Et Serville 156
  3.15 Genus Cazira Amyot Et Serville 169
  3.16 Key To The Species Of The Genus Cazira Amyot Et Serville 172
  3.17 Genus Picromerus Amyot Et Serville 184
  3.18 Key To The Species Of The Genus Picromerus Amyot Et Serville 185
  3.19 Genus Zicrona Amyot Et Serville 192
  3.20 Key To The Species Of The Genus Zicrona Amyot Et Serville 85
  3.21 Tribe Eysarcorini Staol 219
  3.22 Key To The Species Of The Tribe Eysarcorini Staol 224
  3.23 Genus Bainbriggeanus Distant 221
  3.24 Key To The Species Of The Genus Bainbriggeanus Distant 224
  3.25 Genus Carbula Staol 240
  3.26 Key To The Species Of The Genus Carbula Staol 242
  3.27 Genus Eysarcoris Hahn 255
  3.28 Key To The Species Of The Genus Eysarcoris Hahn 256
  3.29 Genus Hermolaus Distant 277
  3.30 Key To The Species Of The Genus Hermolaus Distant 278
  3.31 Tribe Pentatomini Leach 342
  3.32 Key To The Genera Of The Tribe Pentatomini Leach 343
  3.33 Genus Acrosternum Fieber 344
  3.34 Key To The Species Of The Genus Acrosternumfieber 345
  3.35 Genus Glaucias Kirkaldy 355
  3.36 Key To The Species Of The Genus Glaucias Kirkaldy 356
  3.37 Genus Nezara Amyot Et Serville 361
  3.38 Key To The Species Of The Genus Nezara Amyot Et Serville 362
5 4 Maps & Cladogram 395
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6 5 Summary 433
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  5.1 References 436
  5.2 List Of Author’s Publication 474
  5.3 Appendix-I 474
  5.4 Appendix-II 474