FIRST RECORD AND RE-DISCRIPTION OF CARPOCORIS PUDICUS (PODA 1761)

IMPACT OF WEEDS AND CROPS ON IT FROM HYDERABAD REGION SINDH

  • Reshma sahito university of sindh Jamshoro

Abstract

ABSTRACT.

Carpocoris pudicus Poda (1761) are small sized stink bugs belonging to order Heteroptera. (Carpocorini). The species first time collected in Hyderabad Sindh during 2015. The Carpocoris Pudicus causes a remarkable loss to different crops and weed leaves and seeds i.e., vegetables and crops were tomatoes, coriander, wheat, rice, maize, pulses, and weeds. A total of 191 individuals 67 males and 124 females were collected from four localities of Hyderabad region. The Body ochreous colour, with stripes on head, pronotum, scutellum and stripped connexiva. The species is redescribed on the basis of morphological characters, especially colour, shape of head, pronotum, scutellum, antennal segments, and internal male genitalia (Pygophore, paramere and aedeagus) and female genitalia (terminalia and spermatheca). A general description of C. pudicus is also given. The species of Carpocorini (stink bugs) is new record of Hyderabad region.

Published
2021-06-30