Volume No. 1 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 155-158 October-December 200

 

NEW SPECIES ABGRALLASPIS NAHARI (HOMOPTERA: COCCOIDEA: DIASPIDIDAE) COLLECTED FROM BOTANICAL GARDEN OF NARAIN COLLEGE, SHIKOHABAD, FIROZABAD (INDIA)

 

Rajvir Singh Ojha

Department of Zoology, R.B.S. College, Agra (India)

 

Received on : une 20, 2006

 

ABSTRACT

 

Abgrallaspis nahari (n.sp.) collected from leaves of Cassia fistula from botanical garden of Narain College, Shikohabad, Firozabad (Agra Region), India, is described as a new species of armored scale insect (Homoptera: Diaspididiae). Its distribution is mainly northern India, known to cause underneath scale chloroatic effect on leaves. Its host perennial tree has economic importance in the world.

 

Keywords : Abgrallaspis nahari, Taxonomic status, Cassia fistula, Botanical garden.

 

 

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