Annotated catalogue of the flower bugs from India (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae, Lasiochilidae)

Ballal C. R., Akbar S. A., Yamada K., Wachkoo A. A., Varshney R.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 207-226, 2018
Published online: 5th July 2018
Published in print: 15th August 2018
Views: 1631
Abstract: The present paper provides a checklist of the flower bug families Anthocoridae and Lasiochilidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of India based on literature and newly collected specimens including eleven new records. The Indian fauna of flower bugs is represented by 73 species belonging to 26 genera under eight tribes of two families. Generic transfers of Blaptostethus pluto (Distant, 1910) comb. nov. (from Triphleps pluto Distant, 1910) and Dilasia indica (Muraleedharan, 1978) comb. nov. (from Lasiochilus indica Muraleedharan, 1978) are provided. A lectotype is designated for Blaptostethus pluto. Previous, as well as new, distributional data and bibliographical references for each taxon are included. The following 11 species are recorded from India for the first time: Amphiareus ruficollaris Yamada & Hirowatari, 2003 (Tamil Nadu); Anthocoris dimorphus Zheng, 1984 (Himachal Pradesh); Bilia burma Yasunaga & Yamada, 2016 (Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka); Cardiastethus kathmandu Yamada, 2016 (Uttarakhand); Lippomanus brevicornis Yamada & Hirowatari, 2004 (Karnataka, Mizoram, Tripura); Montandoniola bellatula Yamada, 2007 (Karnataka); Physopleurella armata Poppius, 1909 (Karnataka); P. flava Carayon, 1958 (Karnataka); P. pessoni Carayon, 1956 (Tamil Nadu); Rajburicoris stysi Carpintero & Dellapé, 2008 (Tamil Nadu); and Xylocoris (Proxylocoris) cerealis Yamada & Yasunaga, 2006 (Karnataka). The paper provides synthesis of the regional taxonomical work carried out until now, along with biological notes (habitats, prey types, etc.). The paper will serve as baseline data for future studies on Anthocoridae and Lasiochilidae.
Key words: Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Anthocoridae, Lasiochilidae, flower bugs, biocontrol, catalog, new combination, taxonomy, India, Oriental Region, Palaearctic Region
Review of the Anthelephila maindroni complex, and description of four new species from the Indian subcontinent (Coleoptera: Anthicidae)New and little known Jacobsoniidae (Coleoptera) from ChinaA new species of Platypelochares from Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Limnichidae)Significant range expansion for the rove beetle genus Deleaster, based on a new species from Papua New Guinea (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Oxytelinae)Lyalinus, a new genus of Cneorhinini from Burkina Faso (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)Trionymus okiensis sp. nov., a new species of mealybug from Japan (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Pseudococcidae)First Anthomyzidae (Diptera) from China: a new genus, six new species and new recordsTaxonomic revision of Pygodiscodon (Coleoptera: Cantharidae)Comparative genitalic morphology in ten genera of thread-legged bugs of the tribe Metapterini, and its phylogenetic importance (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae)Three new species and new records of cuckoo bees of the genus Epeolus in Turkey (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Nomadinae)A new species of Synopeas (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) parasitizing Pauropsylla cf. depressa (Psylloidea: Triozidae) in IndiaDescriptions of Zygometapodus gen. nov. and a new species of Stenometapodus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae)A review of Scaphisomatini from Sulawesi, with descriptions of ten new species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae)Dolichogenidea maetoi sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Japan, the first parasitoid wasp recorded from Hyblaea fortissima (Lepidoptera)Elaphidiini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from the Neotropical Region: new species, updated key, new synonym, and new recordsPresence of uradenia in male adults of the genus Dismegistus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Parastrachiidae)Larval morphology of Yateberosus, a New Caledonian endemic subgenus of Laccobius (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae), with notes on ‘Berosus-like’ larvae in HydrophiloideaAnnotated catalogue of the flower bugs from India (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae, Lasiochilidae)Missing geographic link: minute lady beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Microweiseinae) from Mount Wilhelm, New GuineaNotes on the Dianous luteoguttatus complex with description of a new species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)New species and first record of Helotrephes from India, and a check-list of Indian Helotrephidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)Four new species and new records of Manota (Diptera: Mycetophilidae) from Sulawesi, IndonesiaContribution to the knowledge of selected genera of the tribe Opsiini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from the Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaTwo new species of Heleomyzidae (Diptera) from Czech Republic and CrimeaA revision of the types of Heteroptera species described by Géza Horváth based on specimens from collections of Ladislav Duda and Emil Holub