I= SYSTEMATIC STUDIES OF TYPHILOCYBINE LEAFHOPPERS OF VEGETABLE AND FRUIT PLANTS IN PAKISTAN
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Title of Thesis
SYSTEMATIC STUDIES OF TYPHILOCYBINE LEAFHOPPERS OF VEGETABLE AND FRUIT PLANTS IN PAKISTAN

Author(s)
Khursheed Samad
Institute/University/Department Details
University Of Karachi/ Department Of Zoology
Session
1979
Subject
Zoology
Number of Pages
221
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
typhilocybine leafhoppers, fruit trees, vegetable plants, apple, grape vine, apricot, plum, peach, pear, fig, cherry, mulberry, walnut, almond, zizyphus sp., guava, citrus, tribe alebrini, tribe dikraneurini, genus hazaraneura, tribe typhlocybini, tribe empoascini, tribe erythroneurini, tyophlocyba germar, euperyx curtis, empoasca walsh, e. punjabensis pruthi

Abstract
Samad, Khurshid, Systematic Studies Of Typhlocybine Leafhoppers Of Vegetable And Fruit Plants In Pakistan

The work constitutes the systematic studies of typhlocybine leafhoppers infesting fruit trees and vegetable plants in Pakistan. Fruit trees, including apple, grape vine, apricot, plum, peach, pear, fig, cherry, mulberry, walnut, almond, in northern hilly areas of Pakistan, and Zizyphus sp., guava, and citrus, as well as vegetables most commonly grown in plains of Punjab and Sind were checked for the typhlocybine leafhoppers. On the whole, fourteen genera and fifty-three species of typhlocybine leafhoppers, of which one genus and forty-two species are new to science, have been studied

The study revealed that the tribe Alebrini has a scanty representation, and in the present work no specimen of the tribe was collected from fruit trees and vegetable plants in Pakistan. Tribe Dikraneurini is also not well represented and only one new genus Hazaraneura based on a single new species was recorded. In the tribe Typhlocybini four genera and seventeen species were studied, of which sixteen species are new. The tribe Empoascini is well represented in Pakistan. Five genera and twenty species, of which seventeen species are new, have been studied in the present work. The tribe Erythroneurini is represented by four genera and fifteen species of which eight species are new to science from Pakistan

Nearly 30000 leafhoppers studied during the present work were collected from about 58 species of host and food plants from all over Pakistan. The species of Tyophlocyba Germar and Euperyx Curtis were usually recorded on fruit plants, and those of Empoasca Walsh on vegetable plants. E. punjabensis Pruthi had the widest host range as well as geographical distribution

The new genus and species are illustrated with the help of forty-two figures in twenty two plates. Lists of host/food plants, localities of collection of typhlocybine species, as well as a check list of typhlocybines known from Pakistan have been given in appendix

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1 0 Contents
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2 1 Introduction 1
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3 2 Review Of Literature 4
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4 3 Materials And Methods 9
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5 4 Morpholoty 11
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  4.1 Key To The Tribes Of Subfamily Typhlocybinae 15
  4.2 Tribe Alebrini 16
  4.3 Tribe Dikraneurini 17
  4.4 Tribe Typhlocybini 23
  4.5 Tribe Empoascini Distant 71
  4.6 Tribe Erythroneurini Young 121
6 5 References 151
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7 6 Appendix 201
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