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Published: 2021-08-31

A new species of Lachesilla in species group pedicularia (Psocodea: ‘Psocoptera’: Lachesillidae) and a new record of L. aethiopica (Enderlein) from India

Southern Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, 130, Santhome High Road, Chennai- 600 028, Tamil Nadu, India. University of Madras, Chennai-600 005, Tamil Nadu, India.
Southern Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, 130, Santhome High Road, Chennai- 600 028, Tamil Nadu, India.
Southern Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, 130, Santhome High Road, Chennai- 600 028, Tamil Nadu, India.
Departamento de Zoología, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 70-153, 04510, CdMx, México.
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Abstract

Species of Lachesilla Westwood, in which the males have one clunial apophysis are so far known only in the Neotropics. We here describe a species of Lachesilla in the pedicularia species group from the Southern Western Ghats, India. The males present a short, distally obtusely concave apophysis in the clunium, over the area of the epiproct. Lachesilla aethiopica (Enderlein) known in the Neotropics, the USA and Africa, was collected in Tamil Nadu, India, representing a range extension to Asia.

 

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How to Cite

RAMESH, G. ., BABU, R. ., SUBRAMANIAN, K. A. ., & NERI, G. A. A. . (2021). A new species of <em>Lachesilla</em> in species group <em>pedicularia</em> (Psocodea: ‘Psocoptera’: Lachesillidae) and a new record of <em>L. aethiopica</em> (Enderlein) from India. Zootaxa, 5027(2), 282–289. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5027.2.8