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Two new species of genus Polyplectropus Ulmer 1905 (Insecta: Trichoptera: Polycentropodidae) from the Indian Himalaya

Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, Kolkata, (W.B.), India-700053
Department of Zoology, School of Biosciences and Biotechnology, BGSBU, Rajouri (J&K) India-185234
Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, Kolkata, (W.B.), India-700053
Trichoptera Caddisfly India Uttarakhand Sikkim


Two new species of the genus Polyplectropus Ulmer are described and illustrated from the Indian Himalaya viz.: Polyplectropus purolaensis sp. nov. (from Uttarakhand) and Pol. sikkimensis sp. nov. (from Sikkim). With these new additions, the genus is now represented by nine species from India.


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